Rolf Harris's portrait of Queen 'not in BBC's collection'

Rolf Harris's portrait of the Queen is not in the BBC's collection, the organisation has confirmed.

The 84-year-old, who was convicted of 12 indecent assaults, painted a portrait of the Queen to mark her 80th birthday.

Rolf Harris pictured with his portrait of the Queen. Credit: PA Wire

The painting was on display at Buckingham Palace during the summer of 2006, before being returned to the BBC.

Asked about the whereabouts of the portrait now, a BBC spokesman said: "We've been asked about this before and the position hasn't changed. The BBC does not have this painting in its collection."

Harris played a prominent role at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.

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