King Charles’s new portrait vandalised at London art gallery

King Charles’s new portrait has been vandalised at a London art gallery.

The first official portrait of the King since the Coronation was unveiled at Buckingham Palace in May.

His Majesty can be seen wearing the uniform of the Welsh Guards in the vibrant oil painting which was displayed at the Phillip Mould Gallery.

Animal Rising protesters put a picture of the cartoon character Wallace from the animation Wallace & Gromit over King Charles’s portrait.

King Charles

King Charles’s new portrait has been vandalised at a London art gallery.


They protesters added a speech bubble next to Wallace containing the words: “No cheese Gromit, look at all this cruelty on RSPCA farms!”

The RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has had a royal patron since 1840 when Queen Victoria became their first royal patron and gave the organisation the royal in their name.

They describe the role of a royal patron as: “Although there’s no specific job description for a Royal Patron, they play a vital role in recognising and promoting the contributions and achievements of charitable organisations like the RSPCA.

“Having a Royal Patron means that we’re able to elevate the cause of animal welfare in the minds of the public and inspire more people to create a better world for every animal.”

Animal Rising tweeted following the incident: No Cheese Gromit! King Charles Portrait Redecorated @RoyalFamily.

“Find out why King Charles, Patron of the RSPCA should ask them to drop the Assured Scheme.”

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