Kate Middleton's 1st Official Portrait Unveiled & She Looks 53 (VIDEO)

kate middletonThe first official portrait of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge has been unveiled, and two things immediately came to mind when I viewed it: One, I want a copy for myself. And two, is this supposed to be one of those missing person pictures that shows what the person would look like in 20 years? Cathy looks old in this pic!

Just so you don't think I'm the only jerkface who thinks this, I need to tell you: I'm not. The Huffington Post mentioned that Kate "might want to untag" herself in this painting, and Robin Simon, editor of the British Art Journal, told the Daily Mail: "Fortunately, the Duchess of Cambridge looks nothing like this in real life. I'm really sad to say this is a rotten portrait." However, Kate and Prince William are reportedly thrilled with this awkward depiction.

According to the Telegraph, during a 10-minute private viewing on Friday morning, the Duchess liked what she saw saying, "It's just amazing, I thought it was brilliant." And Wills was in agreement, stating, "It's beautiful, it's absolutely beautiful."

Are they just being polite? Do they need to clean the proteins off of their contact lenses? Or do they really like this strange painting?

We, the public, will never know. (Though I'm betting they're just being nice.) But one thing's for damn sure -- Kate definitely is much more beautiful in real-life. Or, in, you know, the photos we see of her.

What do you think of Kate's portrait?


Image via TheRoyalChannel/YouTube

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blunt... bluntcakes

oh wow that is not the least bit flattering

anita... anita_weber

I'm really impressed. This is true art to portrait someone 20 years older than it actually is.

anita @ tvlive32

nonmember avatar Sigh

Her name is no longer Kate Middleton, just as Diana Spencer had a new name after HER royal marriage.

nonmember avatar Pamela

it is hideous...she looks so much older. This is not a flattering potrait.

Coles... Coles_mom

I think the painting itself is fine - I just think the artist chose a lousy picture to base it off of. The painting doesn't seem like it would fit in with the centuries of paintings of royals at the palace. I think it's strange that it's a close-up. 

nonmember avatar blue

She has always looked really old to me.

Miche... Michellio

That's awful!  She looks puffy and old.  Poor dear.

Littl... LittleFrogsMA

My only complaint is that all of the photographs we see of her always show her with this amazing warm smile.  I wish they had captured that in this potrait. 

nonmember avatar KellyGern

She looks old anyway.

E.D. Trimm

Seriously? Come on Kate is much prettier than that.

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