Kate Middleton dons £1.6k emerald dress in first official portrait with William

A portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has wowed Royal Family fans, who have taken to praising the "gorgeous" commission.

Kate Middleton was spotted donning an emerald dress valued at £1,600 that she previously wore during a royal tour of Ireland back in 2020.

Prince William and Kate Middleton posed for their first official royal portrait, which artist Jamie Coreth crafted as a gift to the people of Cambridgeshire, where the couple are titled for.

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Kensington Palace released the portrait today which showed Middleton wearing the quality dress from The Vampire's Wife, with the sparkly attire said to be valued at a hefty £1,595.

Social media reactions to the portrait's unveiling were naturally positive and full of praise for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

One user called the portrait, which was commissioned by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait fund, an "absolutely gorgeous" piece to mark the royal couple's first official portrait.

Another praised the artist behind the portrait, writing on Twitter: "I thought it was a photo with some vintage filter on it. What a talented artist."

A third praised Kate and how she wears the dress, writing: "Aren't they a gorgeous couple. I love the dress. Only Kate could wear it like that."

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Kate's pricey gown, labelled the "Falconetti Dress" on the Vampire's Wife website, has three-quarter length semi-sheer sleeves and ruffles at the hem.

Alongside Kate and her highly-praised dress was Prince William, who wore a slick black suit, navy tie and white pocket square for the portrait, Insider reported.

One user went so far as to call the portrait "beautiful and powerful," with the recently released portrait taking Royal Family social media circles by storm, delighting Twitter users.

The stunning green dress comes just a week after Middleton was spotted sporting a polka-dot dress in apparent homage to the late Princess Diana, Daily Star reported.

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