Pictures released as Duchess of Cambridge celebrates 40th birthday at Anmer
The Duchess of Cambridge is celebrating her 40th birthday today at Anmer Hall.
To mark the occasion she has released new pictures taken by fashion photographer Paolo Roversi in which she is pictured with flowing hair and wearing Alexander McQueen dresses.
In one, a head and shoulders image, the duchess smiles broadly and in the other, with her engagement ring prominently on display, Kate is shown in profile and expressionless looking left.
She wears earrings that belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales, in both photographs.
Roversi, famed for working with industry stars like Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, described photographing the duchess as “a moment of pure joy” and said with her “positive energy” she can “bring hope to the whole world”.
Roversi said: “Taking the portrait of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was a true honour for me and a moment of pure joy.
“I was moved by her warmth and friendly welcome and enchanted by her shining eyes that reflected the loveliness of her soul and her smile showing the generosity of her heart.
“It was a profound and rich experience for me, an unforgettable moment. I have met a wonderful person, a person who, with her positive energy, can bring hope to the whole world.”