A portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge
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Kate portrait artist Paul Emsley: 'I tried my best'

11 January 2013 Last updated at 17:25 GMT

The artist who painted the first official painting of the Duchess of Cambridge has responded to criticism over the work.

Paul Emsley took several months on the painting, using a technique of building thin layers of oil and glazes on canvas.

Emsley told BBC News that he wanted to highlight the Duchess' hair, dimples and smile.