Curiosity. What happened this time? January 9 is a special day for the British royal family, as Catherine of Cambridge She is celebrating her birthday and is celebrating her 40th birthday with three new and glamorous portraits that will be part of the National Portrait Gallery, of which she is the patron. These images captured by photographer Paolo Roversi not only capture the essence of the prince’s wife William of Cambridge, but they contain a special tribute that the Duchess wanted to pay to her mother-in-law Diana of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. These are the details that very few noticed.
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The tribute to the emblematic royal women
The photographs released by Kensington Palace, and which will be part of the permanent collection of the British museum, show her in romantic flowing dresses by Alexander McQueen, the same signature she chose for her wedding to Prince William at Westminster Abbey, ago a decade, as highlighted by the magazine Hello.
To keep in mind her husband’s mother, the princess Diana of WalesKate Middleton wore diamond and pearl earrings that belong to the inheritance of the ex-wife of Charles of Wales. In addition, she wears a pearl bracelet that is not ruled out as well. The jewels can be seen in a black and white image where the Duchess appears in a traditional portrait pose where the iconic sapphire engagement ring also stands out.
Catherine of Cambridge is often seen wearing jewelery from the Queen’s collection and this time she was no exception. Pictured in a one-shoulder red satin gown, the royal is sporting a pair of sparkling diamond earrings that belong to Isabel II, as they affirm from People.
A third image shared on Instagram shows her in a white off-the-shoulder dress with side ties.
All three striking portraits of Kate were taken by Italian fashion photographer Paolo Roversi at Kew Gardens. “Taking the portrait of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was a true honor for me and a moment of pure joy (…) I was touched by her warmth and friendly welcome and enchanted by her sparkling eyes that reflected the beauty of her soul and his smile that showed the generosity of his heart “, said the photographer, according to AND! News.
The celebration for its 40 years
The duchess will celebrate her birthday in private and surrounded by her royal family made up of Prince William and his three children Jorge, Catalina and Luis, according to information to which she had access Daily Mail. There will be no big party for this year due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases across the UK.
According to the media, the lack of guests will not cause sadness in the royal member as a source consulted said that “I didn’t want anything flashy anyway, that’s not exactly what goes with it”.
Last year he celebrated his 39th birthday with a very intimate tea party at his country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.
40 years of Catherine of Cambridge, wife of the second in the list of succession to the royal throne, did not go unnoticed by the members of the British royal family who sent their best wishes from the official accounts they have on Instagram.
From account @theroyalfamily, which shows the highlights of Elizabeth II and the royal family, not only the portraits were shared, but also some images of certain public engagements carried out by the Duchess of Cambridge in the last decade.
In @clarencehouse Catherine is seen smiling alongside her father-in-law, Prince Charles of Wales, during last year’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. In addition, another photo also shows her with Camilla from Cornwall and the queen as they look at a miniature replica of a model city at the 2021 G7 Summit.