An artist has been “savaged” for her portrait of Prince William because she gave him “too much hair.”
The artwork, which was on show at the National Portrait Gallery in 2008, is a double portrait of Prince William and Prince Harry.
The artist in question, Nicky Philipps, revealed on Keeping Up With The Aristocrats that she received criticism for giving the Duke of Cambridge a head full of hair.
She stated: “That was in 2008, when I was chastised for over-hairing William.
“I believe the unfortunate man lost a significant portion of it in 2009.
“I’m not sure what occurred afterwards, but everything fell out.”
On its website, the National Portrait Gallery hailed the painting as a “one-of-a-kind occasion” for the Royal Family.
“This is the first official oil picture of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry,” they stated.
“It reflects a unique period in the brothers’ lives when they were both officers in the Household Cavalry (the ‘Blues and Royals‘).”
“They are depicted in military dress uniform, and the Duke of Cambridge is wearing the star and sash of the Order of the Garter, Britain’s highest order of chivalry, created in 1348, to which he was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen in 2008.”
“The picture depicts what the artist refers to as a ‘casual moment amid a formal environment.””