Kate Middleton wanted 'to change things up' in new portrait - style was 'tastefully loud'

Kate Middleton, 40, was recently painted in a portrait with her husband Prince William

by the artist Jamie Coreth. The portrait is the first to depict the Duchess of Cambridge

as a royal alongside her husband. It will hang in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge for the next three years.

What surprised many royal fans was that Kate chose to wear a dress by The Vampire’s Wife.

This is a very modern brand also favoured by Princess Beatrice.

Daena Borrowman, the PR, Social and Digital Marketing Manager at jewellerybox spoke

She said: “Designer Susie Cave’s brainchild, The Vampire’s Wife,

is increasingly becoming a hot favourite among A-listers and royals, alike.

Everyone from Jodie Comer to Maggie Gyllenhaal to Cate Blanchett and even Princess Beatrice