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Naked Kate Middleton is Johnny Depp’s kind of art

Things could get awkward if Prince William and Kate Middleton’s current visit to the U.S. involves a run-in with Johnny Depp. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star splashed out more than $100,000 for a pair of pieces by street artist Pegasus featuring a naked Middleton. One, which gained notoriety when Pegasus spray-painted it on a wall in North London, features cradling her pregnant stomach with a crown perched atop it, the logo for HBO series “Game of Thrones” stenciled underneath.

Depp commissioned a second nude Middleton while at the London gallery show for the artist’s work. “I knew Johnny was coming and wanted the two Kate Middleton works,” Pegasus’ manager, Leonard Villa,tells InTouch Weekly. “He was extremely charming and immediately bought the painting and put down an offer for the second one.” In addition to a double dose of the naked Duchess, Depp spent another $40,000 on a Pegasus portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, though one can only hope she’s more clothed than her granddaughter-in-law.

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