The British government has announced a controversial plan to spend millions of pounds on a new official portrait of King Charles III, who ascended to the throne in 2022 after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
The portrait, which will be painted by a renowned artist, will be displayed in all public buildings, schools, and embassies across the UK and the Commonwealth. The government claims that the portrait will boost the morale of the nation and the loyalty of the subjects, as well as showcase the modern and progressive image of the monarchy.
However, the plan has been met with fierce criticism from the opposition, the public, and the media, who argue that the portrait is a waste of money and a vanity project for the king, who is known for his eccentric and controversial views on various issues. Some critics have also pointed out that the portrait will be outdated soon, as the king is expected to abdicate in favor of his son, Prince William, in the near future.
The government has defended its decision, saying that the portrait is a matter of national pride and tradition, and that the cost will be covered by the revenues from the Crown Estate, which owns vast properties and lands across the UK. The government has also assured that the portrait will be tasteful and respectful, and that the king will not wear any of his infamous outfits, such as the kilt, the turban, or the feather headdress.