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The Red Portrait of King Charles III. Triggers Strong Criticism from Some Fans

There is no triple high across the board King Charles‘ new portrait.

A new image of the monarch was unveiled on Tuesday, but it has not met with unanimous approval. The artwork by artist Jonathan Yeo – who has created portraits of Prince Philip and Queen Camilla in the past – shows the ruler predominantly in shades of red as he dons the uniform of the Welsh Guards. King Charles holds a sword in his hands while a butterfly can be seen over his right shoulder. Midst his battle with cancer and subsequent treatmentCharles returned to public engagements at the end of April and revealed the portrait itself. As he pulled down the curtain covering the artwork, he initially seemed stunned by what he saw.

“It was a privilege and a pleasure to have been commissioned by The Drapers’ Company to paint this portrait of His Majesty the King, the first to be unveiled since his Coronation. When I began this project, His Majesty the King was still His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and much like the butterfly I painted that hovered over his shoulder, this portrait has changed as the role of the Yeo said in a statement: “I do my best to capture the life experiences and humanity that have been imprinted on the face of each portrait, and I hope I have succeeded in doing so with this portrait “Capturing this for His Majesty the King, who occupies such a unique role, was both a tremendous professional challenge and one that gave me great joy and for which I am extremely grateful.”

The artist and his final product have been heavily criticized by some, who didn’t mince words when responding to the bold artwork with comments on Instagram.

“I’m sorry but his portrait looks like he’s in hell,” one comment said. Others shared the sentiment, while others compared the red hues to blood.

Another critic wrote candidly: “Without sounding rude, this is the worst royal portrait I have ever seen.”

However, as with all art, the reaction was subjective. Some praised Yeo for his originality and showered him with compliments on the final piece.

“His painting is absolutely SPECTACULAR and so sophisticated and STRONG ❤️,” one fan wrote. “Congratulations to the artist 🧑‍🎨 👏👏👏👏👏.”

Another defended it with the comment: “Keep watching it. It encourages questions and lets you imagine what it means. It’s pretty impressive.”

Comments on the post were significantly limited. However, it seems Yeo took the feedback in stride as he re-shared it CNN article in his Instagram story. The headline? “King Charles’s first official portrait since his coronation causes controversy.”


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