The Duchess of Cambridge has described her first official portrait, which was unveiled today, as "amazing".
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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The Duchess of Cambridge has been on maternity leave since the week before Easter.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambrige have been together for 15 years and will have three children under the age of four.
News of William and Kate’s third child was announced on September 4 and the duchess went on maternity leave on March 22.