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Zonk 02-16-2011 02:55 PM

Official Portraits of the Duke and/or Duchess of Cambridge and Family
 
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Welcome to the thread for Official Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge anf Family.



Please note that this thread is for Official Portraits and should NOT be confused with
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...-29272-10.html.

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Marika86 01-11-2013 06:02 AM

Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal #royal #Kate arrived with #William at the National Portrait Gallery pic.twitter.com/vzna86bJ

Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal #royal #Kate was unveiling her official portrait just days after her birthday pic.twitter.com/hyFv0ymB

Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal #royal #Kate's new official portrait pic.twitter.com/T3CMUPY7

Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal #royal #Kate did 2 sittings for her portrait - one in artist's studio and one at Kensingston Palace.

Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal #royal #Kate Artist Paul Emsley wanted to capture Duchess' natural rather than official side, and he mouth was closed "deliberately"

Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal #royal #Kate wanted to be portrayed "naturally - her natural self - as opposed to her official self." Sittings were May & June 2012

Getty Images: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Portrait By Paul Emsley Is Unveiled At The National Portrait Gallery

Daily Mail: First official portrait of Duchess of Cambridge

Lumutqueen 01-11-2013 06:14 AM

Friday surprise is a new portrait, not much of a surprise but I love the face on look wish it wasn't so dark though!

Dman 01-11-2013 06:21 AM

I thinks its very beautiful and dreamy.

Dman 01-11-2013 06:23 AM

The first portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge is unveiled - YouTube

cepe 01-11-2013 06:43 AM

Further information from the Times, including D&D's reaction.

First official portrait of Duchess unveiled | The Times

PrincePatrick 01-11-2013 07:05 AM

The more I look at it, the more I love it. I do wish he hadn't changed the color of her eyes though... It stuck out instantly that something wasn't right with the eyes in the portrait, and the second he said that I said, "AH-HA!" Anyway, really pleased with the overall result, and the fact that they made a video to accompany the story :D

Lumutqueen 01-11-2013 07:12 AM

I love the face on look but her face looks aged, almost wax like. I've never liked painted royal portraits much, for any royal.

cepe 01-11-2013 07:20 AM

The worst one's were of Diana - pure chocolate box or the cover of a 1970's romantic noval - very Mills and Boon. They didn't look like her either.

The one of Harry and William was really good - I've seen that one and it is worth a visit to the NPG just for that as it reflects their close relationship. This one is growing on me but the problem is that we get used to photographs and you don't get real likenesses with a portrait.

I'd really like to see one with William and Catherine together - that could be interesting

hkittybaby 01-11-2013 07:20 AM

Kate Middleton: 'Rotten' first official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge by artist Paul Emsley is unveiled | Mail Online

More pictures here
Press Association Images

She looks stunning in the picture, but I think her portrait could be better. She looks far older rhan she is and she looks so much more beatiful in real life
Despite that, I love her dress today. She looks really beautiful

PrincePatrick 01-11-2013 07:39 AM

To be fair, she wanted to appear as her natural self, and he enjoys the landscape of a face, with the way light and shadow play on the features. I'm sure if you were sitting 3-4 feet away from her, without the glare of flashes interacting with high-quality makeup you might pick up a little more of her age and wisdom. I just hope her feelings aren't hurt by that prick at the Daily Mail. I suppose everyone has a right to like or dislike the portrait, but to declare such a bold opinion (such as it looking nothing like the Duchess, which obviously it bears a great deal of resemblance to her), while sitting in a position such as his, is a little distasteful.

cepe 01-11-2013 07:45 AM

I've just seen a photo taken of the portrait and it's at a slight angle and it does look better. I think that one of the problems is that the images we are seeing have used flash and its changing the tones of the painting

https://twitter.com/SkyNewsRoyal/sta.../photo/1/large

Lumutqueen 01-11-2013 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cepe (Post 1503929)
I've just seen a photo taken of the portrait and it's at a slight angle and it does look better. I think that one of the problems is that the images we are seeing have used flash and its changing the tones of the painting

https://twitter.com/SkyNewsRoyal/sta.../photo/1/large

That's the first one I saw and I agree it looks better. However this one looks awful, almost like it has one of those plastic films over you get on brand new phones.

hkittybaby - not sure if you know but you can use the edit button to update a previous post with new links.

cepe 01-11-2013 07:56 AM

I think my problem with the portrait is that those lovely cheekbones have disappeared and her face looks too long.

christythedreamer 01-11-2013 08:22 AM

what a surprise!! i think she looks nice but the potrait is very inappropriate... it doesnt look like a royal potrait at all and she looked so sleepy in it. is this her OFFICIAL potrait??

Duke-of-Earl 01-11-2013 08:23 AM

Kate's 'amazing' portrait unveiled - - MSN News UK
Quote:

The Duchess of Cambridge's first official portrait has been unveiled - and she described it as "amazing". Award-winning artist Paul Emsley created the head and shoulders painting of the duchess set against his trademark dark background. Kate's painting was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery and, following her suggestion, depicts her natural, not official, persona
I think the portrait looks amazing!!

hkittybaby 01-11-2013 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by christythedreamer (Post 1503937)
what a surprise!! i think she looks nice but the potrait is very inappropriate... it doesnt look like a royal potrait at all and she looked so sleepy in it. is this her OFFICIAL potrait??

Yes it is her first official portrait:flowers:

hkittybaby 01-11-2013 08:36 AM

Video here
BBC News - Kate portrait: Critic 'disappointed'
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwo...s#.UPAHI-TZa84

Duke-of-Earl 01-11-2013 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cepe (Post 1503929)
I've just seen a photo taken of the portrait and it's at a slight angle and it does look better. I think that one of the problems is that the images we are seeing have used flash and its changing the tones of the painting

https://twitter.com/SkyNewsRoyal/sta.../photo/1/large

I like this pic of Kate. A good twitter pic

hkittybaby 01-11-2013 08:53 AM

Another great video here:
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