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First official joint painting of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is unveiled

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The duchess previously wore the shimmering dress in 2020, during a trip to Dublin. Part of a three-day tour of Ireland, she was pictured in the dress sipping from a pint of Guinness at the brand's Storehouse. More recently, Kate chose to wear The Vampire's Wife whilst on tour in the Caribbean. The duchess appeared in a similarly shimmering metallic pink gown by the designer, for a special reception hosted by the Governor General of Belize. 

The painting was commissioned in 2021 by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund, held by the Cambridge Community Foundation, as a gift to the couple. With this brief in mind, the artist reportedly worked to incorporate Cambridge into the portrait, by painting the background with the tones and colours of many of the historical stone buildings that are synonymous with the city. The portrait also includes the use of a hexagonal architectural motif which can be seen on buildings across Cambridge.

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, 2020 

Karwai Tang

Coreth is an Oxford University graduate, who, keen to pursue a career as an artist, went on to study at the London Atelier of Representational Art and the Florence Academy of Art. In 2014, he graduated from the academy where, alongside his own studies, he had been working as an Art History lecturer and assistant tutor. In 2016, he was awarded the Young Artist Award at the BP Portrait Awards, for his painting titled, Dad Sculpting Me. He is currently represented by the bespoke portrait agency, Fine Art Commissions. 

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