Ominous Official Portrait of King Charles Panned as Banal at Best, Satanic at Worst

Ominous Official Portrait of King Charles Panned as Banal at Best, Satanic at Worst


The first official portrait of King Charles III since his ascension to the British Throne, a swirling psychedelic red interpretation of the Monarch in his military uniform, has been widely criticised by the public and critics alike.

Falling in line with his longtime ambition to update the Monarchy and drag the British Royal Family into the 21st Century, the first official portrait of the King — painted by UK artist Jonathan Yeo — broke with traditional portraits in deploying postmodern elements while giving a nod to the King’s previous environmental activism.

The 8.5ft by 6.5ft portrait sees the King, sword in hand, dressed in the uniform of the Welsh Guards, for whom he was appointed as Regimental Colonel in 1975. The painting shrouds the British

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