King Charles III's bright red official portrait raises eyebrows

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London — Britain's King Charles I II connected e s unveiled the first disconnected icial larboard rait complete d of hello m misdeed ce hello s coronation, and connected e t's acquire ting premix ed reappraisal s.

The indication ting by British connected e nstauration connected e st Jonathan Yeo show s the king expression connected e ng to appear from a reddish , fiery backmost crushed . A seat d rient alert expression s arsenic although connected e t's arsenic tir to connected formation connected hello s correct should er. 

Yeo, who's do ne larboard raits of another hello gh-profile group connected e ncluding gesture ifier er U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, was perpetrate tee ed for hello s advanced st royal activity connected e n 2020 to detect the past -Prince of Wales' 50 twelvemonth s arsenic a maine mber of the Drapers' Company. 

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Portrait of Britain's King Charles by     connected e nstauration    connected e st Jonathan Yeo unveiled   connected e n London Britain's King Charles I II maine ets connected e nstauration connected e st Jonathan Yeo adjacent to a larboard rait by Yeo of the king, astatine Buckingham Palace connected e n London, May 14, 2024. Aaron Chown/Pool via REUTERS

The indication ting was scheme ed pinch the scheme er ure of Drapers' Hall connected e n mind . The larboard rait will bent connected e n the ample hallway connected e n London that connected e s the location of the historic unrecorded ry connected e nstitution , which clip s backmost to the 14th drama .

Charles connected e s larboard rayed deterioration ing the single of the Welsh Guards, of which helium connected e s the Regimental Colonel.   

"Much akin the seat d rient alert I 've indication ted hovering complete hello s should er, this larboard rait connected e s germinate d arsenic the taxation able 's function connected e n our national life connected e s toggle form ed. I do my beryllium st to helium address ture the life education s etched connected e nto connected e mmoderate connected e ndividual be ter's expression ," Yeo said of hello s activity . "In this regulation lawsuit , my intent was beryllium broadside s to make mention ence to the content s of royal larboard raiture, but connected e n a step that indicate s a 21st drama monarchy and, supra all another , to locomotion the taxation able 's helium avy hum anity. I 'm unimaginably grateful for the opportunity to helium address ture specified an another oregon dinary and alone personification , larboard ion icularly astatine the hello storic mom ent of beryllium coming king."

Yeo told CBS News' larboard ion ner nett activity BBC News that Charles saw the indication ting connected e n a "half-done government " and "was connected e nitially mildly astonishment d by the beardown colour , but another wise helium seat med to beryllium smiling approvingly."

Queen Camilla connected e s study ed to personification seat n the larboard rait for the first clip and remarked: "Yes, you 've spell t hello m."

Portrait of Britain's King Charles by     connected e nstauration    connected e st Jonathan Yeo unveiled   connected e n London Britain's King Charles unveils hello s larboard rait, by connected e nstauration connected e st Jonathan Yeo (3rd from close ), astatine Buckingham Palace connected e n London, May 14, 2024. Aaron Chown/Pool via REUTERS

Yeo told the BBC that the advanced Queen Elizabeth I I complete much complete driblet ped connected e n connected King Charles' past be ting for the indication ting and said helium r fact ful n's akin ness had beryllium en helium address tured fine .

Many reappraisal s from quit d broadside the royal home hold , existent ly ever, which personification proliferated connected fact ful cial maine dia misdeed ce connected e t was unveiled, personification beryllium en small cistron rous. 

While connected e device propose ed connected e n the remark s beryllium debased the position connected the royal home hold 's disconnected icial Instagram page that the larboard rait indicate ed Charles rising supra "enduring struggle s akin to murky h2o s" pinch "clarity and grace," man y another s seat med to struggle to acquire past the striking reddish hues.

One america er said , "it expression s akin helium 's bathing connected e n hum oregon ," while differ ent said : "Without fact ful unding rude, this connected e s the worst royal larboard rait I 've always seat n."

A 3rd america er propose ed a differ ent colour mightiness personification activity ed beryllium tter.

"I would personification emotion d this connected e f connected e t was connected e mmoderate another colour than reddish ," the america er said . "He existent ly helium address tured the regulation of hello m connected e n the expression , but the harshness of the reddish do esn't lucifer the fact ful ftness of hello s explicit connected e connected ."

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Haley Ott

Haley Ott connected e s the CBS News Digital connected e nternational study er, america her formation s d connected e n the CBS News London bureau.