The whole world is bedazzled by the golden couple of Britain - Prince William and Kate Middleton. And now it looks like even Hollywood has fallen flat for their charms.
Superstar Brad Pitt is said to have splurged thousands of pounds just to own a portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their engagement.
This is against the backdrop of rumors that William and Kate have been invited to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Olympic party this summer.
Reportedly, for the Oceans Eleven star Brad it was love at first sight, seeing the stencil on canvas version of the celebrated engagement photograph of Prince William and Kate.
Stenciled portrait of Will and Kate purchased
by actor Brad Pitt Image: Marie Claire
The black and white portrait, the handiwork of Islington graffiti artist Bambi, shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge smiling for the cameras with their arms linked, with the words ‘A bit like Marmite’ scribbled across.
Brad Pitt, 49 a “serious art collector” is said to have instantly decided on making the piece of art a part of his own collection, shelling out thousands in the bargain for the same.
The stenciled portrait had been on display at a gallery at the corner of Offord Road and Liverpool Road, Barnsbury. It had become a massive hit with tourists, who had loved the handsome royal couple Wills and Kate.
The movie star, who currently resides in UK with his partner Angelina Jolie and kids, seems to have developed a love for British culture and the Royal family.
In addition to William and Kate portrait, Brad also reportedly picked up a portrait of Queen Elizabeth and one of the late R&B/soul artists, Amy Winehouse from the same painter.
And the three pieces of art didn’t come cheap, with Brad reported to have paid a staggering £60,000 for it, which have since been shipped to his LA home
It has now come to the fore that earlier this year Brad and Angelina absolutely loved Will and Kate’s magnificent Royal Wedding.
Brangelina planning on having some themes
of Will & Kate’s Royal Wedding at their own
nuptials Image: Getty
While the Hollywood couple Brad and Angelina will be having a much smaller, more private affair they want to include some themes from the grand royal wedding into their own nuptials.
“Angie is fascinated by Kate, and like the rest of the world she fell in love with her and William when she watched their wedding on TV with Brad and the kids,” a source told Star magazine.
The same source adds: “She would never make her own wedding public and wants a private event on a much smaller scale. But she loved the Britishness of Kate and William’s big day and wants to incorporate some of those very traditional elements into her own ceremony.”
Source: Marie Claire.co.uk/Entertainment.star.tv
Will and Kate’s portrait by Bambi bought by
Brad Pitt for thousands of pounds.
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