Kate takes centre stage at exhibition as stunning portrait of Princess to be displayed


The breathtaking oil painting was inked by Francis Salvesen.

“They are all things bright and beautiful.

“Each painting has an accompanying poem, detailing the artist’s inspiration.

“The paintings are all for sale at an affordable price.”

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A stunning oil portrait of the Princess of Wales is set to go on display next month. (Image: Getty Images)

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The painting, titled “The Joys of Being British”, was inked by Francis Salvesen. (Image: Getty Images)

Meanwhile, the Princess of Wales has launched her new initiative focused on early childhood development earlier this week.

She launched a brand new Instagram account – and it features stunning photos and behind-the-scenes videos.

The new page is for The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood – and will feature all of Kate’s work on the early years, including her brand new Shaping Us campaign.

The launch of the Instagram page, which has the handle @earlychildhood and so far over 35,000 followers, coincides with the launch of Kate’s “life’s work”, an ambitious campaign aimed at raising the profile of the early years development of children.

Kate wants the project called Shaping Up to highlight the significance of the formative years of a child’s life.

In a speech made on Monday night at Bafta’s London HQ, the princess said: “The campaign is fundamentally about shining a spotlight on the critical importance of early childhood and how it shapes the adults we become.

“During this time we lay the foundations and building blocks for life.

“And it is when we learn to understand ourselves, understand others and understand the world in which we live.

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The piece will go on display at the Mall Galleries in March. (Image: Getty Images)

Earlier this week, she marked the start of the landmark project by visiting Leeds, famed for its Child-Friendly Leeds initiative, and toured its Kirkgate Market to meet stall holders and the public to hear their views about her project.


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