Kate Middleton Does Another Amazing Thing on Her Australian Tour

The Duchess interacting with the Queen of England's portrait is the best thing you'll see all day.

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Kate and Wills attented a state reception at Government House in Willington, New Zealand to reveal a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by local artist Nick Cuthell. It was quite exciting.

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The unveiling.

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Greetings, Queen!

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Chin chin!

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Please continue to pose next to the portrait.

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We're not sure how the Queen would feel about those black sandbags below her portrait.

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Hallie Gould

Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.