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King Charles III Portrait Artist Jonathan Yeo Says Royal ‘Smiled Approvingly’ at Near-Finished Painting

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King Charles portrait artist Jonathan Yeo loves the divided reaction that his painting generated, but notes that Charles ‘smiled approvingly’ at the work
Jonathan Yeo’s official portrait of King Charles III is still drawing a reaction nearly two weeks after it was first unveiled, but Yeo has won the approval of the person who matters most: the painting’s subject.
Yeo, 53, shared on the Thursday, May 24, episode of Hello magazine’s “A Right Royal Podcast” that Charles saw a mostly finished version of the portrait last year and gave polite approval.
“When I showed it to him back in November, when it was sort of three-quarters done… certainly the face was done, body was sketched and the color was mostly pretty much as it was, in the end,” he shared. “If he’d been appalled, I think, I might have rethought it and toned it down a bit.

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