The Duke of Cambridge's new role as a father was the inspiration for a royal portrait which is being unveiled today. The piece, called Fatherhood, was painted by artist Dan Llywelyn Hall, whose portrait of the Queen last year was criticised as looking like a Spitting Image puppet.
The picture of William will be officially revealed this afternoon at the Wales Office in Whitehall in central London to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.
It depicts the Duke - who became a father to Prince George on July 22 last year - wearing a dark suit and red tie with a poppy in his left lapel, looking slightly upwards against a red background.
The work is based on a meeting at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff when William viewed Hall's portrait of the Queen called Icon, commissioned by the Welsh Rugby Union.
Fatherhood is a portrait about a universal theme: the concerns, hopes and aspirations of a family man.
On the centenary of the Somme where such horror consumed the lives of over a million people it seems appropriate to support two charities that uphold the memory and acknowledge the legacy of our forefathers.
The portrait will be put up for auction at the First World War centenary sale at Bonhams on October 1, with all proceeds going to The Victoria Cross Trust and War Memorials Trust.