That Duchess of Cambridge has marked its milestone’s 40th birthday by publishing three portraits showing the sophisticated glamor of the future queen.
Kate has been pictured in three casual poses, wearing various Alexander McQueen dresses and with her hair flowing.
Famous fashion photographer Paolo Roversi, famous for working with industry stars such as Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, described the photograph of the Duchess as “a moment of pure joy” and said with her “positive energy” that she can “bring hope to Worldwide”.
The Duchess is celebrating her 40th birthday on Sunday, January 9, and the event is likely to be a private family affair marked in Cambridge’s home in Norfolk.
The birthday heralds the start of an important decade for the monarchy and the future queen, who will be by Williams’ side as events progress, watching her young family grow up and pursuing her own charitable interests.
Roversi said: “Taking the portrait of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was a true honor for me and a moment of pure joy.
“I was touched by her warm and friendly welcome and enchanted by her shining eyes that reflected the beauty of her soul and her smile that showed the generosity of her heart.
“It was a deep and rich experience for me, an unforgettable moment. I have met a wonderful person, a person who with his positive energy can bring hope to the whole world.”
In one photo, Kate is wearing a striking red McQueen dress, earrings lent by the queen and beaming at the camera as she appears to have her hands relaxed in the dress’s pockets.
Roversi is known for its adventurous film and printing techniques, and the remaining images are produced in monochrome, giving them an ethereal quality.
In one, a head and shoulder image, the Duchess smiles broadly, and in the other, with her engagement ring prominently displayed, Kate is shown in profile and expressionless on the left.
She wears earrings that belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales, in both photos.
Ahead of her birthday, the Duchess was praised for her “vision and commitment” in setting up her Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood to support children’s development.
Kate’s work to advance research in a child’s formative years is the cornerstone of her public life and has been highlighted by a senior figure from one of the country’s leading mental health charities for children and young people.
Michael Samuel, chairman of trustees at the Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families, said Kate had shown “passion and compassion” in her role as the organization’s patron.