Kate Middleton she bet everything on green for her first official portrait with her husband, the Prince William. Unveiled today at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the painting, the work of British portrait painter Jamie Corethwas, is a faithful reflection of the couple, more united than ever in both public and private duties.
To stand out in the picture, in addition to the two looks that point together in the same direction, the emerald tone of the Duchess of Cambridge’s dress. An elegant garment, almost luminous, but not so new for royalty that she showed off that lamé midi dress with flounces of The Vampire’s Wife two years ago, on the occasion of an official trip to Ireland. If at the time she decided to combine it with a pair of suede pumps, this time, Kate chose to be portrayed with one of the most loved shoe models ever (also by Carrie di Sex and the City) or the Hangisi, declined in emerald green, by Manolo Blahnik.
But the precious touch, which also carries within itself a concrete gesture of homage, comes from the jewels. If the pendants and the pearl bracelet belonged to the deceased mother-in-law Lady Diana (the earrings were a wedding gift), the diamond and pearl brooch – the Queen’s Duchess of Cambridge pearl brooch – is from Queen Elizabeth II. The precious name refers to its previous owner, Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kessel, who assumed the title of Duchess of Cambridge when she married, in 1818, the then Duke of Cambridge, Prince Adolphus. The brooch was then inherited by the current sovereign who has worn it several times over the years.
Important jewels, full of meaning, which want to represent the belonging and at the same time the natural continuation of the Windsor dynasty, but at the same time be a demonstration of affection for two fundamental women for the Dukes of Cambridge.
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Source: Vanity Fair