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Artist: Painting the Queen's portrait was 'daunting'

10 April 2014 Last updated at 13:57 BST

The artist behind the Queen's newest portrait says it was a "daunting" but "exciting" experience.

Nick Cuthell's artwork was unveiled by Prince William during his royal tour of New Zealand.

The portrait will be on permanent display at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington.

Mr Cuthell told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "The Queen was fantastic. I found her to be really funny, very intelligent, extremely elegant - all which made my job a lot easier."