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Kate Middleton's official portrait, unveiled this year, was weird enough. This one?

Much less official. Totally unauthorized. Even weirder. Equally discussion-worthy.

From the warped imagination of 25-year-old portrait artist Nick Lord comes this, a portrait in which a heavily pregnant Duchess of Cambridge wears lingerie on a bed.

Not exactly the Kate Middleton bikini photos from her first trimester, is it?

Kate Middleton Lingerie Portrait

Hot? Magical? Disturbing? A little from columns A, B and C? Hard to say.

Amazingly, Lord just won the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year competition last night for his portrait of Iraq war veteran Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry.

That particular painting will be displayed in the National Portrait Gallery.

Yes ... the man who painted the above image of Kate Middleton also has a painting in the National Portrait Gallery. This world just got a little happier to us.

His next subject? Hilary Mantel, the author of Wolf Hall. We have got to think she's penning historical fiction in her trashiest lingerie right now in preparation.

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Kate Middleton's post-baby body is thinner than ever, as you can clearly see in this photo taken Thursday, which is London Poppy Day. What is her secret?!

With Prince William at her side, the Duchess greeted staff at volunteers at Kensington Palace in London in a long red coat that was belted at the waist.

The outfit emphasized her svelte, slim frame, which is obviously back to its pre-baby shape less than four months after she gave birth to Prince George:

  • Kate Middleton Post-Baby Figure
  • Kate Middleton Hair, Smile

For the event, they rode a 1960s-era Routemaster bus, chatting with actress Barbara Windsor and folks from the Royal British Legion Poppy Day Appeal.

We have no idea what that means, but man, Kate Middleton is pretty!

The royal couple's social calendar is filling up fast. They will host a wonderland gala (featuring Taylor Swift!) for homeless charity Centrepoint November 26.

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Kate Middleton played some volleyball this morning in her third formal public appearance since giving birth at an East London event for the charity SportsAid.

The athletic Duchess is a patron for the organization, and she showed her affinity for sports again today in a Breton-style top, skinny jeans and five inch wedges.

At one point, Kate Middleton jumped and spiked, baring her midriff as she leapt for the ball, no doubt causing London’s tabloid editors to have heart palpitations.

Bump, set, spoke ... in sales!

Middleton's inadvertent stomach reveal showed it to be stunningly flat, with nary a sign that she was very pregnant less than three months ago.

Some women just make it look so easy.

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Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton have lost the baby weight and look fantastic these days, just a few months after welcoming their famous offspring.

The celebrities had very different pregnancies, and have different post-baby bodies, but both look stylish and fresh. Motherhood clearly suits these two.

Kate Middleton gave birth to Prince George July 22, and within weeks her bump was almost gone. Her tall, lean figure is basically back to its fit, healthy norm.

Kim Kardashian gave birth to North West June 15, and kept to herself for a few months. Recently, she's gone public with her curvy, natural and familiar physique.

Which new mom's body do you think looks hotter? Vote!

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Kate Middleton's pregnancy certainly looked flawless, and apparently the actual experience of welcoming Prince George into the world wasn't far off.

In October's Vanity Fair, sources close to the Duchess of Cambridge reveal that her birth plan went exactly according to plan ... doesn't it figure?

Kate Middleton, Prince George Picture

"She spoke to some of her best girlfriends after the birth and described the birth as perfect," a source told Vanity Fair's longtime royal reporter Katie Nicholl.

"She said it was straightforward and there were no complications. She wanted a natural birth and she was so happy she was able to have one."

This on top of the fact that throughout her entire first pregnancy, Kate Middleton, 31, only looked pregnant from the front with a perfect baby bump.

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Kate Middleton's amazing post-pregnancy figure has people wondering: What's the Duchess' secret? Well now we know, or at least a tabloid claims we do.

The crowds couldn’t help but notice Kate Middleton’s slim post-baby body since she began stepping out in Anglesey, Wales, six weeks after giving birth.

How did she shed the 29 pounds she gained while pregnant?

And seemingly instantly, at that? As if she never were?

Rowing partner Emma Sayle says Kate Middleton owes a lot to her prenatal fitness levels: “Kate stayed super-fit by running and hitting the gym."

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Suffice it to say, new motherhood agrees with Kate Middleton.

Earlier this week, fans got our their look at her post-baby body weight loss, and it basically looks as if she never had a baby, much less just five weeks ago.

Now, for an encore, she attended her first public event since welcoming Prince George into the world, and was radiant as ever with husband William:

On Friday, the duo attended the Ring O'Fire Ultra Marathon in Anglesey, Wales, and were all smiles as they mingled with well-wishers before the race.

"Both looked genuinely happy to be there," an onlooker said of Prince William and Kate Middleton. "There was lots of laughter from the new parents."

"Many locals thanked them for being there."

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Kate Middleton stepped out for the first time since giving birth to Prince George, giving royal onlookers their first glimpse of her post-baby body.

Which looks predictably, astoundingly perfect. Some people ...

Doing some shopping at her local Waitrose supermarket in Anglesey, Wales, Kate Middleton revealed a stunningly slim post-baby body on Monday.

The 31-year-old dressed casually in a white and black striped shirt, black skinny jeans, flats and her hair pulled up in a ponytail, looking gorgeous as ever.

This is not to imply that Kate needed to lose baby weight in any particular time frame, or at all, in order to remain beautiful. But she has, and she is.

Her secret? Breastfeeding, yoga and genetics.

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Is the media coverage of Kate Middleton's post-pregnancy body, which became THE topic right after she gave birth to the Royal Baby, disrespectful to women?

Kate Middleton Post-Baby Body

Since the moment she and Prince William presented Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge to the world, her figure became a talking point.

Reactions to her appearance ranged from positive to negative to just plain curious.

“Why Does Kate Middleton Still Have Her Baby Bump?” screamed one headline.

“Kate Middleton's royal baby post-bump is a boost of confidence for mums everywhere,” another said. "How can she look so pretty just after giving birth?"

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The royal baby is here! The royal baby is here!

After many weeks of keeping the masses waiting on pins and needles and keeping us guessing as to her due date, Kate Middleton has given birth.

She and Prince William have welcomed a baby boy!

Pregnant Kate and Prince William

A royal aide just announced the joyful news moments ago with a proclamation signed by the doctors who delivered the little HRH Prince of Cambridge.

Well, not SO little. His weight (8 pounds, 6 ounces) and the time of its birth (4:24 p.m.) were confirmed, along with the gender, via press release.

An official gun salute in London's Hyde Park is expected shortly, and the bells of St. Paul’s Cathedral are already ringing in honor of the future King.

Ever since Kate went into labor early Monday morning, Royal Baby Watch 2013 reached a fever pitch outside London's St. Mary's Hospital and worldwide.

Now that it's over, it's finally cause for celebration.

Kate Middleton and Prince William did not find out the gender beforehand, setting off a national guessing game (and online betting frenzy) for months.

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