General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

New Military Records

New military records

Was your ancestor a war hero?

View thousands of brand new military records, including Chelsea Pensioner records, Military Nurses, Prisoners of war and much more.

View military records today

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Duchess of Cambridge's portrait.

Page 0 + 1 of 2

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Mayfield

Mayfield Report 12 Jan 2013 14:50

Shame they didn't let the Queens OH comment on it! I'm sure he would have told it like it is!

Mayfield :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 12 Jan 2013 14:17

Hair looks nice? Shame she didn't turn round for the artist :-D

Kay????

Kay???? Report 12 Jan 2013 14:14

Rolf Harris,would have done it for free I'm sure........ :-D :-D :-D.

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 12 Jan 2013 13:21

I think it is awful

Makes her look jowly, the only bit I think which looks goods is her eyes, he has put a lovely sparkle in them.

Why did they not ask someone like Jack Vetriano, who a few years ago did a wonderful portrait of Zara Philips.

Kay????

Kay???? Report 12 Jan 2013 11:55


Perhaps its the photo that isnt doing justice for the painting as its a full on face,,,,,,,maybe a snap with a tilt of the head upwards so it gave a more neckline angle would have been better,,,,,,,,,,as it is it reminds of of a view from the back of a spoon,,,,,,,,,all nose...... :-D

PW,said it was beautiful,really beautiful.,,,,,, ;-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 12 Jan 2013 10:45

On the News this morning, they said reaction has been mixed (as reflected here). And they said Kate thought the painting was "amazing".

Is "amazing" the young royal word for everything? Remember Zara Phillip's speech when she won a sportsperson award a few years back. Never before heard a whole 5 minutes speech with only one word in it :-D

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 12 Jan 2013 04:41

I think there is a problem with the eyes that detracts from her looks, there's definitely something 'missing' - her sparkle isn't captured but otherwise a fairly good likeness.

I once sat as a model for an art class run by a friend, I was mortified at some of the interpretations of me lol

Lizx

Joeva

Joeva Report 11 Jan 2013 22:02

I'm with Stray, her eyes do look a bit spooky. I think it is because the artist has put too much shadow in from her hair. To me one eye is a bit out of synch with the other.

Having said that when enlarged it doesn't look quite so bad. ;-)

MrDaff

MrDaff Report 11 Jan 2013 22:02

It lacks the vibrancy of youth, and "something else" that, at the moment, I just can't quite explain ....( ?)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 11 Jan 2013 21:45

Haven't seen the photo it was copied fron that Rose mentioned. But can't help thinking she must have gone out with her mates in Holyhead and photo was taken in early hours :-) ;-)

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 11 Jan 2013 20:31

I've just seen it on the television. It's well done but it doesn't show that gorgeous smile or the sparkle in her eyes. Her face looks older and rounder.

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 11 Jan 2013 20:17

Well....you can see its Kate, l like it but there is something missing. l think its her eyes they make her look older, they are not as sparkly, also the cheek bones are'nt as showy!!
l found a photo online of her and copied that and the painting onto word (one page) and compared the two!!

jude:)

PS...mind you if l could paint like that l would be right chuffed:) x

MrDaff

MrDaff Report 11 Jan 2013 20:08

Shoulda gone to Specsavers ....... :-D

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 11 Jan 2013 20:00

no i dont like it either, her eye look kinda spooky, and she looks aged x

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 11 Jan 2013 18:48

Lol ,I wouldn't go quite as far as that John. (£1in Woolies and put it in the loo)

The painter says has changed the colour of her eyes slightly to match her blouse !
Just as well she wasn't wearing red. There's no twinkle in those beautiful eyes!!
Her beautiful glossy hair looks flat and greyish ! I suppose that cold be the print of the newspaper!

Re look.... No,.... I do not like it.....I don't think it flattering at all.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 11 Jan 2013 18:48

That's the thing if you look at the photo he painted from it's a good likeness... that photo was not perhaps the most accurate...the camera does lie lol.... my passport photo taken when I was in my twenties made me look like a drug addict...the latest one 'does not do me justice' ( the lady at the post office said so lolol) .

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 11 Jan 2013 18:45

Wonder who the photo was of. She is a little bit like Kate, same age as her mother, but nowhere near as attractive as her mum. :-D

Still not sure what to think. Must get off the fence ;-)

Kay????

Kay???? Report 11 Jan 2013 18:41


It was painted from a photo of the artists choice of a submitted few , :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 11 Jan 2013 18:19

It looks nothing like her at all!!!! Artist has completely missed her beauty. I think he has done a painting of someone else and there is a vague similarity to Kate so he has pretended it is of her.

Look at photos of her. Then look at the picture and say it is the same person. Ugghhhh. But I am not a painter, and never that good at art and I must stress only my personal opinion :-) But sort of thing you would pay £1 for in Woolworths and put in the loo ;-)

GinN

GinN Report 11 Jan 2013 17:37

I think she looks really tired, especially around the eyes. Maybe she modelled for it while she was suffering from morning sickness!