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See Prince William and Kate's "Honeymoon Gift"

Celebrity News May. 23, 2011 AT 6:12PM
See Prince William and Kate's "Honeymoon Gift" Credit: John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images) See Prince William and Kate's "Honeymoon Gift" Credit: Camille Mondon

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.

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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."

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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."

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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."

 

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