But one new hidden talent of the Duchess’ has recently come to light…and it’s not what you might expect.
According to reports from The Sun, the Duchess – who wore a silk Alexander McQueen dress to the wedding – was the one responsible for the gorgeous drawing of the Berkshire church Pippa married in, which featured on the front of the order of service.
The hand-sketched piece looks as though it was drawn up in pencil and printed onto the booklets guests were given as they entered the church. Who knew Catherine harboured this hidden skill?
The picture was so widely loved that even the Reverend at the Church commented on it, saying it was a “lovely piece”. And he wasn’t the only one. Reportedly, the Duchess’ new brother-in-law James Matthews also made reference to the drawing, and Catherine’s contributions to the wedding, in his speech.
At the lavish reception in the grounds of the Middletons’ home, he said, “And to Pippa’s sister Kate, such ability – a beautiful drawing of St Mark’s church in the order of service.”
Referring to her reading at the service, and the fact that George and Charlotte were page boy and flower girl, he added “A flawless reading and a kind loan of two adorable little ones.”
However, we suppose Catherine’s newly displayed skill shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, given the fact that she studied History of Art at St. Andrews, where, of course, she met future husband Prince William.
He has also spoken about Catherine’s artistic skills before too. Back in 2016, the author of one of the top selling adult colouring books Secret Garden, Johanna Basford, revealed that “Prince William actually said that his wife likes to colour in the Secret Garden, which was really sweet.”
She’s also, of course, a highly skilled photographer, having shot many of the officially released portraits of her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte herself. The Duchess is also a patron of the National Portrait Gallery – so perhaps her latest talent does make sense after all!