Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, by Nicky Philipps, 2009 - NPG 6876 - © National Portrait Gallery, London (with contractual restrictions)

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

by Nicky Philipps
oil on canvas, 2009
54 1/8 in. x 58 1/8 in. (1374 mm x 1475 mm)
Commissioned, 2009
Primary Collection
NPG 6876

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This is the first official oil portrait of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. It represents a unique moment in the lives of the brothers when they were both serving officers in the Household Cavalry (the ‘Blues and Royals’). They are shown wearing regimental dress uniform and the Duke of Cambridge wears the star and sash of the Order of the Garter, the highest order of chivalry in Britain, founded in 1348, to which he was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen in 2008. The painting conveys what the artist describes as ‘an informal moment within a formal context’.

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  • National Portrait Gallery: 100 Portraits, p. 151
  • Cannadine, Sir David (Introduction); Cooper, Tarnya; Stewart, Louise; MacGibbon, Rab; Cox, Paul; Peltz, Lucy; Moorhouse, Paul; Broadley, Rosie; Jascot-Gill, Sabina ., Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits, 2018 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA, 7 October 2018 -3 February 2019. Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia, 16 March - 14 July 2019.), p. 222
  • Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 277
  • Williamson, David, Kings and Queens, 2010, p. 167

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