First official portrait of Kate unveiled

The Duchess of Cambridge has described her first official portrait, which was unveiled today, as "amazing".

Kate portrait
Award-winning artist Paul Emsley's portrait of Kate. Credit: NPG/PA Wire

Award-winning artist Paul Emsley created the 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.

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Kate official portrait unveiled

The Duchess of Cambridge has described her first official portrait, which was unveiled today, as "amazing".