Princess of Wales portrait unhelpful and 'best forgotten’ says Michael Cole

Princess of Wales portrait unhelpful and 'best forgotten’ says Michael Cole
Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 23/05/2024

- 20:20

Tatler revealed a new portrait of the Princess of Wales for the July cover of their magazine

Royal commentator Michael Cole has described the portrait by The Princess of Wales as ‘dreadful'.

Discussing the portrait of The Princess of Wales which appeared on the latest edition of Tatler, Mr Cole told GBNews: “It's dreadful, isn't it? It's as dreadful as Jonathan Yeo’s red portrait of the Red King was brilliant and wonderful.

“It is really a daub, a most dreadful daub. But what Tatler’s doing sticking it on the cover? I have no idea at all. I think she's got the garter sash right. Everything else is wrong. Certainly the features, certainly the deportment: everything about it.

“I have no idea why on earth that would be put on the cover of such a long-established, well, it's the Toff’s bible, isn't it? Tatler. I don't know what they'll think of it at all, and I don't think it's helpful either, because at this moment, as we know, Kate, The Princess of Wales, is undergoing treatment for an unspecified cancer.

“To have a picture of her, which might have been done by that man who did The Scream, [Edvard] Munch. Mr Munch might have done this if he’d thought of doing a portrait of the Princess of Wales.

“Now I think it's best forgotten. I think it's one of those magazines you just want to turn it over and see the advert on the back page.”


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