• New portrait of Princess Kate was published
  • It doesn't go down well
  • After Charles' picture, it's the next flop

The British 'Tatler' magazine has chosen a portrait of Princess Kate (42) for its July issue, which has been heavily criticized. The picture is inspired by Kate's appearance at the first state banquet under King Charles III's reign - whose first portrait was also made fun of by fans just last week.

The artist of Princess Kate's portrait reaps fierce comments

Kate's portrait was created by the British-Sambian artist Hannah Uzor. She used old photos as inspiration, as the Princess has stepped back from public duties due to her cancer diagnosis. Uzor intended to paint a picture of strength and dignity.

However, despite the good intentions of the magazine and the artist, the final result was met with little approval from a section of the online community. Comments on the platform X, formerly Twitter, range from incredulous astonishment to outright rejection:

"You can't be serious. She doesn't look anything like her" says one user, while another compares the artistic execution to that of a child.

Is Kate recognizable in her portrait?

The Princess of Wales was seen at the 2022 State Banquet in a bejeweled white dress by Jenny Packham, wearing Queen Mary's Lover's Knot tiara and the late Queen Mary's diamond and pearl earrings from Lady Diana (†36).

These elements have been captured in detail in Uzor's painting, but for some, the elegant outfit is the only recognizable part of the portrait. See for yourself:

Uzor explained her creative process and the challenges of not being able to meet Kate in person. She tried to capture the subtle human moments and gestures of the princess by analyzing various photographs.

"She has really risen up to her role – she was born for this. She carries herself with such dignity, elegance and grace," Uzor is quoted by Tatler. The artist adds that Kate's revelation of her cancer diagnosis and subsequent preventative chemotherapy influenced her view of the princess and the depth of her portrait.

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