ISLAMABAD: To welcome in a unique way a Pakistani artist Waqas Ahmed Shaiq has made a portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ahead of the royal visit to Pakistan.
According to details, the portrait features the duchess donning a green dress, which is also the colour of Pakistan’s flag. “I used colour pencils for this portrait and it took me a week to complete it, ” Shaiq said.
The artist wishes to present it to Prince William and Kate Middleton, for which he is trying to get in touch with a government official or British High Commission.
“I wanted to express my love and respect for the royal couple through my art and promote Pakistan-UK friendship,” he said.
He has made portraits of leading Pakistani politicians and world leaders in the past.
Shaiq’s portrait of Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman was presented to him by Senate chairman on his recent visit to Pakistan in February.