PORTRAITS TO MARK THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE’S 40TH BIRTHDAY
Kensington Palace has released three new photographic portraits of the Duchess of Cambridge, ahead of Her Royal Highness’ 40th birthday tomorrow.
Taken at Kew Gardens in November 2021 by photographer Paolo Roversi, the portraits will enter the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, of which the Duchess is patron.
Ahead of the gallery’s re-opening in 2023, the photographs will feature as part of its ‘Coming Home’ project, a nationwide initiative which sees portraits of well-known individuals being sent to locations which they are closely associated with. The project has enabled works from the National Portrait Gallery’s national collection to travel to towns and cities across the UK, providing communities with the opportunity to see famous works locally.
The new images of the Duchess will be displayed over the course of 2022 in three places which have a special meaning to Her Royal Highness: Berkshire, St Andrews and Anglesey. Details on where and when each portrait will be shown as part of the ‘Coming Home’ project will be announced by the National Portrait Gallery in due course.