Jan. 11, 2013 at 7:02 AM ET
The first official painted portrait of Duchess Kate, commissioned by Britain's National Portrait Gallery? The painting was revealed Friday. Kate said it's "absolutely brilliant."
The artist, Scottish-born Paul Emsley, said "the Duchess explained that she would like to be portrayed naturally — her natural self — as opposed to her official self," according to the Prince of Wales' website. "She struck me as enormously open and generous and a very warm person. After initially feeling it was going to be an unsmiling portrait I think it was the right choice in the end to have her smiling — that is really who she is."
In a TODAY.com poll, 67 percent of voters said they don't think the portrait looks like Kate.
Even those who praised the skill of the painter didn't think the image was particularly flattering.
What do you think? Does the artwork do the pretty duchess justice?