I just found out that the first official portrait of Duchess Catherine has been completed and the postcards are up for sale. Ok, so I’m about 7 months late – but in my world that’s close enough for headline news! I have to say though, I don’t really care for it. I’m sure it’s a beautiful painting. However in the tradition of portraiture, in banishing the flaws of the model, I don’t think this one does Kate justice. I think she looks aged and tired – a look that I would expect from a new mother, not from one who is only a few months pregnant. Perhaps it’s the tight lipped smirk instead of the big toothy smile we are all used to. What do you think?