Princess Kate portrait branded 'dreadful' and an 'appalling error of judgement'

Princess Kate portrait branded 'dreadful' and an 'appalling error of judgement'

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 22/05/2024

- 16:38

Tatler revealed a new portrait of the Princess of Wales for the July cover of their magazine

  • Some fans have said that the portrait is not a good likeness of Princess Kate
  • The painting was created by British-Zambian artist Hannah Uzor
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Princess Kate’s portrait has been branded “dreadful” by fans who say it “looks nothing like her.”

Tatler unveiled a new portrait of the Princess of Wales on the July cover of the magazine.

The portrait, titled ‘The Princess of Wales – A Portrait of Strength and Dignity,’ was created by British-Zambian artist Hannah Uzor.

The princess did not sit for the artwork like a traditional portrait, instead, the artist used different photographs to make the painting.

Princess Kate

Tatler unveiled a portrait of Princess Kate on the cover of their July magazine

PA/Hannah Uzor/Tatler

However, fans were not impressed by the image of the princess branding it “flat”.

One person said: “Portraits are supposed to look like the person who has been painted. This isn’t a good likeness.”

Another fan claimed it was a “dreadfully poor image” and an “appalling error of judgement.”

A third exclaimed: “Hardly an honour when it doesn’t even look like her.”

The Princess of Wales in TatlerThe Princess of Wales in TatlerHannah Uzor/Tatler

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

Kate was the picture of elegance in a gem-embellished white dress from Jenny Packham paired with Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara.

The princess also wore her late mother-in-law Princess Diana’s diamond and pearl drop earrings, which were all depicted in Uzor’s portrait.

Other royal fans admired the portrait describing art as an “interpretation” rather than a direct likeness.

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

One person commented: “It's's an interpretation of what the artist sees. I think it's lovely. Not it's not 100% what most would want to see, but it's what the artist saw and felt in her heart and for that it's lovely.”

Another fan said: “Kind & thoughtful idea. Not a particular likeness, but it is a personal expression, and it’s been done with sweet intent.”

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

The artist used this video as inspiration for the portrait explaining that it showed a “moment of dealing with something difficult, speaking from the heart, having the courage to tackle it head-on.”

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