Prince William and Duchess Kate have finally accepted their first joint portrait, which was revealed on June 23, 2022 at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum.
Certainly, a monumental occasion for any royal couple, the styling which goes into the portrait is incredibly important, it is also essential that the styling embodies the personalities of the couple.
In the portrait, Duchess Kate is pictured wearing a chic metallic midi dress in a shade of emerald, lined with ruffles. The gown hails from The Vampire’s Wife, a departure from Kate’s recent wave of looks inspired by Princess Diana, but staying true to the Duchess’ modest look that she has curated through the years.
The midi-length helps to show off the Manolo Blahnik green satin buckle pumps that round off the monochromatic look the Duchess was aiming for.
Kate, who is known for reusing her favorite pieces, was first spotted in this gown in Dublin, Ireland in 2020, with a difference in accessories, this time opting for a stack of pearl-studded jewels from the royal archives.
Middleton’s accessories also included the Queen’s Duchess of Cambridge brooch, dating back to the nineteenth century. The brooch features a large pearl surrounded by diamonds, with a smaller second pearl hanging from the bottom.
This was the first time the Duchess was seen wearing this historical piece, which was last seen on the Queen herself.
The look was completed with a pearl bracelet lifted from Princess Diana’s collection, which was passed down to the Duchess of Cambridge.