Kate Middleton, 40 years of the Duchess celebrated by the official portraits of the artist Paolo Roversi: “She is not used to posing, she was fearful”

Happy birthday Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge turns 40 today, 9 January, and has decided to celebrate the anniversary in a very special way. For the occasion she has published three photos taken by Paolo Roversi who immortalize her with the allure of a future queen. The shots, which are already making history, will be exhibited in the permanent exhibition of the National Portrait Gallery in London, which will reopen in 2023 after the restyling and of which the Duchess is patroness. The artist, born in Ravenna in 1947, has been a Parisian since 1973: interviewed by Courier service, he confided that “initially the Duchess was apprehensive. Every day she is machine-gunned by photographers but not used to posing; knowing my photos with the models she was a bit fearful in facing a real session, which then required about four hours of work. But once she started it would be very easy, I reassured her. And so it was “. In the shots she is portrayed with two dresses by the English designer Alexander McQueen, definitely not the first name you think of when imagining the looks of a future queen. Yet the balance is perfect: the first dress is red and Kate is wearing a pair of earrings loaned by Queen Elizabeth. In another black and white shot she wears a white dress, accompanied by a pair of Princess Diana’s earrings.

“For her everything a natural light – Roversi continued to tell -. Her with little makeup, no hair, simple pearl earrings, a ring. The focal point of Kate’s face is her gaze and smile. I didn’t want her too lady duchess, too establishment, but purer and more contemporary as possible, even more timeless “. Finally he concluded: “She is a nice, welcoming woman, which puts you at ease, respectful of everyone’s work. Bursts of joie de vivre. Open, generous, bright, I think it can lead much hope to England and to the whole world “. The images were posted on the Dukes of Cambridge’s official Instagram page at midnight today.

Today 9 January 2022, Catherine Elizabeth Middleton turns 40. The Duchess of Cambridge, known as Kate Middleton, was born in 1982 in Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. In 2001 she enrolled in the St. Andrews University, where she met and started dating Prince William. After a temporary breakup, love has definitely blossomed between the two and they are married on April 29, 2011. From their love they were born three children: George, Charlotte and Louis in 2013, 2015 and 2018 respectively.

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