Royal renderings: Duchess of Cambridge's portrait can't match Queen Margarethe of Denmark's


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In stark contrast to British artist Paul Emsley's official representation of the dreary-eyed Duchess of Cambridge (above left) revealed in London's National Portrait Gallery this month, the Trapholt Museum in Denmark, displays an altogether different Royal story.

Despite wearing a jumper, HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's poise (above right) subtly suggests nothing but power.

As part of an exhibition named A Queen and Her Family, artists including self-taught Thomas Kluge, were commissioned to paint photograph-like portraits of the Danish Royal Family to represent the less formal aspect of the monarchy. Kluge said: "I wanted to examine if a Queen stays a Queen if you wipe everything off."

A Queen and Her Family, Trapholt, Denmark ( to 24 February