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Three stunning new portraits of the Duchess of Cambridge released to mark her 40th birthday

Kate birthday portrait
Photo: Royal Communications Handout / Paolo Roversi

Three new photographic portraits have been released to mark the 40th birthday of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Taken a couple of months ago at Kew Gardens by photographer Paolo Roversi, the portraits will enter the permanent Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, of which The Duchess is Patron.

The Gallery will reopen in 2023 with the photographs forming part of its Coming Home project. This is a nationwide initiative which sees portraits of well-known individuals being sent to locations which they are closely associated with.

Her Royal Highness has selected three places which have a special meaning to her: Berkshire, St Andrews and Anglesey. The pictures will be displayed in these locations in due course.

The project has enabled works from the National Portrait Gallery’s national Collection to travel to towns and cities across the UK, providing communities with the opportunity to see famous works locally.