This January 9, Kate Middleton celebrates her 40th birthday. To mark this beautiful event, three portraits of the Duchess captured by Italian photographer Paolo Roversi were unveiled this Sunday by Kensington Palace. On these, Kate appears smiling, relaxed features, adopting an attitude that is not unlike that of Princess Diana, in 1989, during her photo shoot with the French Patrick Demarchelier. Black and white shots, soft lines and no decor … the comparison is in order. A Kensington Palace source told the Daily Mail that the portraits represented “the three sides of Kate’s personality.” “There’s her royal side – as you can see in the classic photo where she looks into the distance; there’s the more informal image in the red dress like a modern 40-year-old woman; and then there’s the fat one. plan, which offers a more intimate perspective “, explains the latter. On one of the photos, the one where the Duchess wears an asymmetrical red dress, the presence of jewelry is limited to a pair of earrings, from the private collection of the queen. On the other two, Kate Middleton wears jewelry that once belonged to Lady Diana: earrings made of pearls and diamonds and her engagement ring, topped with diamonds and a sapphire. A beautiful tribute to the mother of her husband, who tragically passed away in 1997.
Kate Middleton, praised by the photographer for his latest portraits
Asked by Bazaar UK, Paolo Roversi, the author of these famous pictures, was full of praise for Kate Middleton. “To paint the portrait of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been a real honor for me, and a moment of pure joy,” said the latter. “I was moved by her warm and friendly welcome and enchanted by her shining eyes which reflected the beauty of her soul and her smile showing the generosity of her heart. It was a deep and rich experience for me, an unforgettable one. J met a wonderful person, one who with their positive energy can bring hope to the whole world. ” Here is a pretty statement!
Portrait of Kate Middleton © Paolo Roversi