Kate Attends Preview of ‘Lucian Freud Portraits’
On her first ‘solo’ public engagement following her marriage to Prince William, Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, chose to visit London’s National Portrait Gallery, where she is the newly appointed Patron.
Catherine attended a preview of the new ‘Lucian Freud Portraits’ exhibition. The Duchess was given a tour of the exhibition and met with dignitaries at the event.
The Duchess wore a knee-length, grey coat-dress with full skirt, shawl collar and nipped-in waist by Jesiré, accessorised with a black clutch and Jimmy Choo court shoes, a silver necklace and beautiful matching diamond bracelet.
Catherine, who has a degree in the History of Art from the University of St Andrews, where she famously met her husband in 2001, became Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, London in January 2012.
Freud, one of Britain’s most distinguished painters, died last summer at the age of 88. The painter was renowned for his naked full-length portraits. The Freud exhibition is open to the public and runs until 27 May 2012. The exhibition is part of the official countdown to the London 2012 Festival.
Image: The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London on Wednesday 8 February 2012. Photo credit: Jorge Herrera/Pool/PA Wire