BEHOLD: Kate Middleton's Official Portrait

BEHOLD: Kate Middleton's Official Portrait(Courtesy photo) 

Kate Middleton's official royal portrait was unveiled yesterday at London's National Portrait Gallery — and she loved it, telling The Mirror that she was "amazed" by the giant oil painting.  The artist, Paul Emsley, said, "The fact she is a beautiful woman is for an artist difficult. In the end I think what I tried to do really was to convey something about her warmth and her smile."

The Duchess is definitely conveying something, but we're not sure that it's warmth. Her expression kind of says, "Oh. How interesting." Like you started chatting her up at a party, and she's obviously bored by the conversation, but for some reason you just Can't. Stop. Talking.

BEHOLD: Kate Middleton's Official Portrait
Or, looking at it again, she may be conveying disapproval. Which would be so royal of her. 

BEHOLD: Kate Middleton's Official Portrait
The disapproving rabbit seems to agree. 

But maybe we're just not used to seeing Kate, or any modern celebrities, in oil painting form. Having your portrait painted to preserve a moment is so much grander than just taking a picture, that it's bound to look at least a little bit ridiculous, no matter what. 

There's one point we can't argue though — her hair looks fantastic

Tell us, what do you think of The Duchess of Cambridge's official portrait? Sound off in the comments!
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