Royal Family Reveals New Kate Middleton Portraits in National Gallery

Back in January, Kate Middleton unveiled brand-new portraits on social media to celebrate her 40th birthday. At the time, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed that all three snapshots would be displayed in the National Portrait Gallery. Now, that day has finally come.

Yesterday, the official royal family IG account announced that the portraits are proudly on display in the Coming Home exhibition.

One of the black-and-white photos (taken by Paolo Roversi) shows Middleton rocking a white Alexander McQueen strapless dress with bow detailing on the shoulders. She accessorized the look with a sapphire engagement ring and pearl earrings, which belonged to the late Princess Diana.

It didn’t take long for royal experts to compare the two portraits. Earlier this month, Kensington Palace released a never-before-seen portrait of the Princess of Wales that was shown in the Life Through a Royal Lens exhibition. Both portraits showed the women striking a similar pose. Although they were facing the opposite direction, the resemblance was completely uncanny.

The National Portrait Gallery shared that the black-and-white portrait will be located at the St James the Less Church in Pangbourne, Berkshire, which has welcomed the Middleton family as parishioners over many generations.

Furthermore, the gallery said the other two portraits will be displayed at the Wardlaw Museum later this summer. The museum is associated with the University of St. Andrews, where Middleton and Prince William met and studied together. The two portraits will also be available to view at Anglesey's Oriel Môn, the location where the royal couple lived in their early years of marriage.

We still can’t get over how breathtaking Kate looks in this portrait.

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