Kate Sits for the Artist Who Painted William and Harry

The Duchess of Cambridge

James Whatling/Splash News Online

updated 04/05/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 04/05/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET

The Duchess of Cambridge clearly liked what she saw in Nicky Phillipps’s official painting of her husband William and his brother Harry – as she has now sat for the same artist for a portrait of her own.

Phillipps, 47, caught the world’s attention when she captured William and Harry for a piece that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Her portrait of Kate, which may never be seen by the public, is a private commission by Prince Charles, possibly as a gift for William’s upcoming 30th birthday in June.


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