Kate Middleton Official Royal Portrait Unveiled, Draws Criticism (PHOTOS)

(Paul Emsley)

By Shari Weiss


(Paul Emsley)

Kate Middleton’s official royal portrait was unveiled on Friday.

Painted by British artist Paul Emsley, Middleton is seen from the chest up in a blue top.


The Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William, were the first to see the artwork at a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery in London before it was publicly unveiled.

But while the royal couple was reportedly pleased with Emsley’s work, other observers have offered less than favorable reviews.

Among the criticisms are that Middleton appears to have a somewhat pained expression, and looks substantially older than her 31 years.

Check out the photos below, and tell us what you think!


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