According to royal artist, Nicky Philipps, who recently painted Kate Middleton in her first royal portrait, the Duchess is "too beautiful" to paint.
The finished product, which is said to have cost her father-in-law, Prince Charles, a whopping $38,519, will be presented by Catherine to her husband, Prince William, on his 30th birthday in June. This is Kate's first sitting for a portrait and one that will surely make Prince William very happy. Royals seem to really like their self portraits.
What was the greatest challenge for Philipps while painting the fair maiden? Her beauty, of course.
"Good-looking people are always difficult because they have symmetrical faces. It is unlikely you will do them justice."
Attempting to capture the essence of someone's likeness must be extremely difficult. The Duchess was said to have secretly gone to Philipps' London studio on four separate occasions while Prince William was away on deployment in The Falklands.
Even though this "privately commissioned painting" of a "too beautiful" Kate Middleton may be off-limits for those not in the royal family, all hope is not lost for those wishing to see a painting of the Duchess. A royal spokesman confirmed Thursday that Catherine is also in talks for her first public painting to be hung in London's National Portrait Gallery.
What do you think? Is Kate Middleton too pretty for a picture?
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