A gift fit for a [future] King and Queen?
The president of the Sechelles gave Prince William and Kate a personalized painting to help them remember their 10-day honeymoon on the island nation.
Artist Camille Mondon, the painter who created the portrait of the idyllic beach, told Us Weekly: "I'm very proud. The president's office [has] given my paintings to the Pope and other important visitors. You could call me quietly famous. I remain to be discovered on a larger scale."
Mondon told Us he did the painting specifically for the royal newlyweds. "I work under pressure. I didn't sleep at night, but I had about 4 or 5 days to do it," he said. "It's a picture of a beautiful beach on Mahe. I didn't get to meet them, but I heard they were really happy with it."
Mondon noted that the couple seen in his picture "were drawn with them in mind."
"I wanted to make it look a bit like them, and I have two birds on the left for a bit of romance and love," he said. "It's special."
The palace said the Duke and Duchess "thoroughly enjoyed their time together and they are grateful to the Seychelles government for their assistance in making the honeymoon such a memorable and special 10 days."