'HRH Royal Britania'
June 3 2012
Picture: Tracey Emin
Tracey Emin, Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy, has published the above portrait of the Queen to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. It is called 'HRH Royal Britania', and appears to be done in biro. But (gasps) I think it's really rather good. It follows on from Tracey's well-received drawing of Kate and William for the Royal Wedding. Is Tracey now the nearest thing we have to an Artist Laureate?
More details on Tracey's admiration for the monarchy here. Just one thing though, about that title; the jubilee celebrates the fact that it is 60 years since HRH Princess Elizabeth became HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Update: It seems Tracey wasn't the only one to get the Queen's title wrong - the BBC's occasionally lamentable coverage of the Jubilee saw her called 'Her Royal Highness the Queen' more than once.