Looking particularly radiant and morning-sickness free, the Duchess of Cambridge seemed to be showing the merest hint of a baby bump as she admired her new portrait at the National Portrait gallery.
The blooming Duchess, clasped her hands in front of her as she smiled, wearing a burgundy dress by Whistles.
She joined by her husband the Duke for a private viewing of the painting on Friday morning before it goes on display to the public.
The Duchess of Cambridge after viewing a new portrait by Paul Emsley of herself at the National Portrait Gallery
Kate has been suffering from a rare form of pregnancy sickness but looked well and smiled as she chatted to the artist.
She told him: "It's just amazing, I thought it was brilliant."
The official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, by Paul Emsley
William also had high praise for the painting, saying: "It's beautiful, it's absolutely beautiful."
The Cambridges later attended a private breakfast reception at the London gallery to mark the unveiling.
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