What Can’t the Duchess of Cambridge do? She runs, she looks sensational in everything she wears, and she is a talented artist! An accomplished photographer, she takes beautiful photos of her children, and now it appears that she draws beautifully.
For her sister’s exclusive wedding, Kate sketched St. Mark’s Church, where Pippa Middleton married James Matthews in Bucklebury. According to OK, it was not until her new brother-in-law publicly thanked her, calling her the informal “Kate” as opposed to the more formal “Catherine,” that the guests learned that Duchess Catherine had played any part in sketching the beautiful cover of the church program, listing the order of service.
“And to Pippa’s sister Kate, such ability – a beautiful drawing of St Mark’s church in the order of service.”
James was not the only fan–Reverend Nick Wynne-Jones, who officiated the wedding of the year, described Kate’s sketch as a “lovely piece.”
At Pippa’s wedding, the Duchess of Cambridge demonstrated her love of her family and her graciousness. While Prince William chatted with guests and had a good time, the Duchess of Cambridge was herding the gaggle of page boys and pint-sized bridesmaids. She expertly scolded Prince George for stepping on the train of her sister’s bespoke designer wedding gown and calmed him down before he went into meltdown mode. Kate also adjusted the train on Pippa’s Giles Deacon lace dress, so that it would flow smoothly as she walked down the aisle. She wanted everything to look perfect for her sister.
Kate Middleton looked beautiful in her blush Alexander McQueen dress, yet, she chose a garment that was obviously meant to blend, allowing her beaming sister to shine. Just as Meghan Markle stepped back, did not attend church service, and avoided photographers, Catherine is used to being the center of attention. She was gracious and thought of her sister, and clearly dressed to keep from outshining the blushing bride.
It seems like big sister Kate did everything to ensure that her little sister had the perfect wedding, but unfortunately, she was unable to edit the speech by the best man, Justin Johannsen. First, he bumbled through a joke about Rafa, James’ spaniel, that was meant to be a joke referring to the bride.
“Now to the love of James’ life: beautiful, energetic, loyal, soft-mouthed, comes on command, great behind. But that is enough about James’ spaniel, Rafa, I’m here to talk about James’ love, Pippa.”
Then, the best man finally focused on how beautiful Pippa looked.
“I think I can say for everyone, that you look stunning. The image of perfection.”
Had Kate been able to edit his speech, she would have just kept this final part, where he spoke of her spirit, and how she makes his friend so happy.
“I know that James first fell in love with your gutsiness and your spirit and then succumbed to your beauty. You make James extremely happy.”
Hopefully, most people had a few glasses of champagne, and what Johannsen said was just a foggy, forgetful blur.
So when did Kate Middleton start drawing?
According to the Daily Mail, Kate studied art history at the University of St. Andrews, located in Scotland. She is a patron of the National Portrait Gallery. She chose to be a patron of The Art Room, which is a charity that uses art as therapy for disadvantaged children, because of her “interest in the arts and her particular interest in using the creativity of art to enrich the lives of young people.”
“I am a firm believer in the power of art to make a difference.”
Clearly, her love of art is not just as a fan. Kate Middleton shines as an artist as well.
What do you think of Kate Middleton’s sketch of St. Mark’s? Did you imagine that she had so much artistic talent?
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