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Kate describes portrait as 'amazing'

The first official painting of the Duchess of Cambridge has been unveiled.

The first official painting of the Duchess of Cambridge has been unveiled.

It was painted by the artist Paul Emsley and took several months using a technique of building thin layers of oil and glazes on canvas.

The duchess sat for the artist twice. Mr Emsley also worked from a series of photographs he took of Catherine.

The portrait is on show at London's National Portrait Gallery, of which the duchess is patron.

Nicholas Witchell reports.

  • 11 Jan
  • From the section UK