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King Charles' first official portrait since coronation proves divisive

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Buckingham Palace has unveiled the official portrait of King Charles III after his coronation. The painting, created by British artist Jonathan Yeo, has generated mixed reactions due to its bold red brushstrokes. The artwork depicts the King wearing the Welsh Guards uniform against a fiery red background. Yeo aimed to capture the King’s deep humanity and create a modern representation of a 21st-century monarchy. The portrait celebrates the 50th anniversary of Charles’ membership in The Drapers’ Company and will be exhibited in London. The King and Queen reportedly approve of the portrait.