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A new portrait of Kate Middleton is causing quite a stir, but this time, it's not for unattractively aging her 10 years. Artist Kaya Mar has unveiled a painting of the Duchess of Cambridge nursing a chubby naked baby who is wearing a crown.
The artist, who depicted Kate with tattered socks and a halo, says he's making a comment about class. "It's satire," he told Yahoo! Shine. "I don't have anything against Kate Middleton, but I'm using her as a metaphor for how our society elevates people into icons. Before she met William, she was a commoner. Now, people worship her."
Naturally, the reception has not been warm; some are calling this portayal of the royal mom-to-be an insult and inappropriate. On a happy note, most commenters take issue with the painting's creepy proportions and not the fact that she's breastfeeding. The palace itself says it does not comment on portraits that are not officially commissioned.
We're not sure what we think of it as a piece of art, but we love the idea of Kate breastfeeding in public and the positive example that it would set for nursing moms. Here's to hoping the royal mom-to-be will be comfortable nursing anywhere and anytime once her baby is born.
Mom of two Sasha Emmons is a writer and editor. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.