Yeap, that’s the first official royal portrait of Kate Middleton. Critics worldwide are panning it. She does appear rather older than her age (31) with dark rings under her eyes, e.t.c. This is not the usual glamourous kate people see in photos.
Why are they in a hurry to age this girl beyond her years –so fast? Since she joined “The Firm” she’s always looking so matronly and “eager” to please during official visits, forced to say how thrilled she was about the portrait when she really isn’t. That must be one hell of a fish bowl to be in, no pressure there.
I don’t know any woman that would like this painting of herself, no one should be made to look older in a portrait unless in character for a movie role in Hollywood.