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King Charles III receives first official portrait since coronation

King Charles III, of the United Kingdom, received this Tuesday (14) the first official portrait of himself since his coronation last May.

Artist Jonathan Yeo's portrait depicts Charles against a vivid red background, wearing the uniform of the Welsh Guards military unit, with a butterfly just above his shoulder.

“Much like the butterfly I painted hovering over his shoulder, this portrait has evolved as the subject's role in our public life has transformed,” said Yeo, 53, who had previously painted Charles' late father, Prince Philip.

“My goal was also to reference the traditions of royal portraiture, but in a way that reflects a 21st century monarchy and, above all, to communicate the deep humanity of the subject.”

The portrait unveiled at Buckingham Palace was commissioned in 2020 to celebrate the then-Prince of Wales' 50 years as a member of the grantmaking body, The Drapers' Company, in 2022, the palace said.

Yeo has painted important figures such as conservationist David Attenborough, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and former Prime Minister Tony Blair

The artwork on canvas is due to be displayed at Drapers' Hall in the City of London – the capital's financial district – from the end of August, the palace said.

Source: CNN Brasil

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