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King Charles III sees red in new portrait

AFP | London

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King Charles III yesterday unveiled the first completed official portrait of himself since his coronation -- a striking red depiction of the British monarch in uniform.

The 230 cm by 16 5. 5 c m ( 7. 5 feet by 5.4 feet) oil on canvas was painted by Jonathan Yeo, who has previously depicted Charles's wife Camilla in 2014, and his father, Prince Philip, in 2008.

It shows the 75-year-old head of state in the ceremonial red uniform of the Welsh Guards against a red background, with a butterfly hovering over his shoulder.

Yeo, 53, was commissioned for the work in 2020, when Charles was still prince of Wales, to mark his 50 years as a member of The Drapers' Company.