Three new photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge have been released to mark her 40th birthday on Sunday
The portraits, taken by fashion photographer Paolo Roversi, show her wearing different Alexander McQueen dresses.
They will go on display this year in three areas – Berkshire, St Andrews and Anglesey – where Catherine has lived.
They will then be housed in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery
[9/1, 08:51] Safiyawada: A 40th birthday is always a good excuse for a bit of nostalgia and reflection.
For the Duchess of Cambridge there is plenty to ponder.
Much has changed for her since her marriage into the Royal Family – not just the prince, their three children and her role as future Queen.
She has also had to find her feet as a public figure.
Moving from the private Kate Middleton to the public, royal Duchess of Cambridge has had its challenges.
She has had to navigate the particular and peculiar stresses that come with joining the Royal Family of which there are many