Kensington Palace has released three new photos of The Duchess of Cambridge ahead of her 40th birthday on Sunday.
The photos were taken at Kew Gardens in November 2021 by Paolo Roversi, and the images will enter the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. Catherine is Patron of the National Portrait Gallery.
As the National Portrait Gallery is not re-opening until 2023, the photos will feature first in the Coming Home project. This project sends portraits of well-known people to locations to which they are closely associated. For The Duchess of Cambridge, these places are Berkshire, St Andrews and Anglesey, and the exact spots will be announced in due course by the National Portrait Gallery.