September 21, 2010

The Guardian

Hang them: Very unofficial royal portraits

“The wealth and power enjoyed by our royal family should be hard-earned, not inherited, so my initial reaction to the brief involved a guillotine and wicker basket. But I went for the more measured and sinister option you see here. The stamps underline the monarchy’s hereditary nature. Yet another descendant of Princess Sophia of Hanover waits and wonders whether he will ever be King.”


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