Kate's 'courage and dignity' honoured in new portrait amid Princess of Wales's cancer battle

Kate Middleton

Kate as seen on the new front cover of Tatler Magazine

PA/Hannah Uzor/Tatler
Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 22/05/2024

- 13:30

Updated: 22/05/2024

- 14:23

The Princess of Wales's new portrait was painted by Hannah Uzor

Kate's "courage and dignity" has been honoured in a new portrait amid the Princess of Wales's cancer battle.

The new portrait by Hannah Uzor is "honouring the courage and dignity of the Princess of Wales", two months after Kate announced she had begun cancer treatment.

The new portrait, titled 'The Princess of Wales - A Portrait of Strength and Dignity', can be seen on the July cover of Tatler magazine.

Uzor, a British-Zambian artist, took inspiration from Kate's cancer diagnosis video message to the nation.

The Princess of Wales in Tatler

The Princess of Wales in Tatler

Hannah Uzor/Tatler

Kate Middleton

Princess Kate wore a white gown designed by Jenny Packham for the occasion


The image also depicts the princess at the first state banquet of the King's reign, which took place in 2022.

Not only was it the first state visit hosted by the UK with King Charles III as monarch, it was the first state visit to the UK by a South African leader since 2010.

For the occasion, Kate wore a gorgeous white gown designed by Jenny Packham. The Princess of Wales accessorised with Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara, a favourite of the late Princess Diana.

These outfit details can be seen in Uzor's new painting of the Princess of Wales.

Hannah Uzor

Hannah Uzor painting the Princess of Wales in a new portrait

Philip Sinden/Tatler

In March, Princess Kate recorded a video from Adelaide Cottage to announce she had begun a course of preventative chemotherapy.

In the address, she said: "In January, I underwent major abdominal surgery in London and at the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous. The surgery was successful. However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present.

"My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy and I am now in the early stages of that treatment."

The Princess of Wales continued: "This of course came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family.

Kate MiddletonKate shared her cancer diagnosis with the world via a video message in MarchPA
Kate Middleton

Kate wore Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara, a favourite of the late Princess Diana


"As you can imagine, this has taken time. It has taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start my treatment.

"But, most importantly, it has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be ok.

"As I have said to them; I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal; in my mind, body and spirit.

"Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance too. As is the love, support and kindness that has been shown by so many of you. It means so much to us both."

You may like