Kate Middleton was snapped having a kick about with a football and sipping on a beer today, as she attended Cambridgeshire County Day with her husband Prince William.
Their appointment came at the end of a long day visiting different places in the county, in a trip designed to celebrate the area.
First they attended the unveiling of their first official joint portrait at the the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, before visiting East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Milton, and housing charity Jimmy’s, where they heard about the work the organisation does to help homeless people.
Arriving at the Cambridgeshire County Day at Newmarket Racecourse, the Duchess, 40, and Duke, 40, received cheers from other attendees.
Soon after, the sporty pair took part in a football game, aiming to hit a target by kicking a ball, with Prince William managing to get the ball in the back of the net. Kate, who was wearing a recycled blue LK Bennett patterned dress, and wedge heels, also had no problem hitting the target, much to the pleasure of the assembled crowds.
Earlier that day, the couple visited the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, where they viewed the first official joint portrait of themselves as it was revealed to the public for the first time.
The artwork captures Kate looking ethereal in a £1,595 emerald gown by The Vampire’s Wife, which she first wore during a historic three-day visit to Dublin in March 2020. Sporting £875 Manolo Blahnik green satin pumps, she is seen posing with her arm wrapped around a dapper William, who is dressed in a sharp suit with a blue tie.
Painted by award-winning British portrait artist Jamie Coreth, ‘one of Britain’s leading portrait artists’ who ‘focuses on the character of his sitters, evoking a sense of their presence in his work’, the piece was commissioned in 2021 by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund, held by the Cambridge Community Foundation, as a gift to Cambridgeshire.