The first joint portrait of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge by British artist, Jamie Coreth on June 23, 2022 in Cambridge, England. (Jamie Coreth/Fine Art Commissions/Kensington Palace via Getty Images)

Kate Middleton and Prince William unveiled their first official joint portrait on Thursday. Visiting the City of Cambridge, the royal couple stopped by the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum for the unveiling of the artwork by award-winning portrait artist Jamie Coreth. It was commissioned last year by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund as a contribution to Cambridgeshire.

Coreth took to Instagram to express, “A surreal and extraordinary experience to have had my painting of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveiled today at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. It has been the most extraordinary privilege of my life to be chosen to paint this picture.”

The first joint portrait of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge by British artist, Jamie Coreth on June 23, 2022 in Cambridge, England. (Jamie Coreth/Fine Art Commissions/Kensington Palace via Getty Images)

In a quote obtained by BBC News, the artist explained the vision. “As it is the first portrait to depict them together, and specifically during their time as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, I wanted the image to evoke a feeling of balance between their public and private lives.”

Middleton wore a metallic emerald “Falconetti” dress by Susie Cave’s fashion label The Vampire’s Wife, the designer also commented on the moment writing on social media that the landmark portrait stands as, “One of the proudest moments of my life.”

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive at the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during day one of their visit to Ireland on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Julien Behal/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Middleton wore the dress in 2020 for her visit to the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar in Dublin alongside Prince William during their trip to Ireland. With a particular affinity for the fashion label, the Duchess recently wore a pink gown by The Vampire’s Wife for her trip to Belize in March.

Painted wearing teardrop pearl earrings, a pearl brooch, and a three-layered pearl bracelet, Middleton is also seen in a pair of matching green Manolo Blahnik Hangisi heels.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds a pint of Guinness as she visits the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during day one of their visit to Ireland on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Julien Behal/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

The piece will go on loan to the National Portrait Gallery for a period of time in 2023 before it is returned to its current home in the Fitzwilliam Museum.

The official portrait comes after the release of three formal photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge, commemorating her 40th birthday in January, photographed by Italian fashion photographer Paolo Roversi.

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