'Cannot Condone Illegal Activity': King Charles 'Will Not' Respond to Portrait Destruction Activists to 'Deny Protestors the Publicity'

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King Charles is reportedly 'not pleased' with his portrait vandalism.

Jun. 12 2024, Published 1:05 p.m. ET

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It has been reported that King Charles III will continue to prioritize this weekend's Trooping the Colour celebrations, despite a recent incident involving his latest portrait. Two Animal Rising activists vandalized the portrait at the Philip Mould Gallery in London on Tuesday, June 11, covering it with decals inspired by Wallace and Gromit.

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Animal rights activists vandalizing King Charles' first official portrait as monarch.

The activists placed an image of Wallace over the King's profile and added a speech bubble next to it that read: "No cheese Gromit, look at all this cruelty on RSPCA [Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals farms]!"

Discussing the vandalism on GBN, royal correspondent Cameron Walker emphasized that King Charles' attention "will be very much on Trooping the Colour" this weekend.

Walker told host Martin Daubney: "Buckingham Palace has stated they will not comment on the matter, likely to prevent giving the group more publicity and potentially encouraging further vandalism."

Although Charles III is rumored to be "a fan of Wallace and Gromit," Walker insisted that the monarch's central focus remains on the upcoming annual engagements in the monarchy filled with pomp and circumstance.

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King Charles has not responded to the vandalism.

He added: "I believe the King's mind will be firmly on both Trooping the Colour on Saturday and the Order of the Garter on Monday."

Daniel Juniper was one of the activists filmed and photographed participating in the desecration and said in a statement: "With King Charles being such a big fan of Wallace and Gromit, we couldn’t think of a better way to draw his attention to the horrific scenes on RSPCA Assured farms. Even though we hope this is amusing to His Majesty, we also call on him to seriously reconsider if he wants to be associated with the awful suffering across farms being endorsed by the RSPCA."

He concluded: "Charles has made it clear he is sensitive to the suffering of animals in U.K. farms; now is the perfect time for him to step up and call on the RSPCA to drop the Assured Scheme and tell the truth about animal farming."

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King Charles III's first official portrait as the reigning monarch received 'largely negative reviews' from art critics and the public.

The RSPCA was having none of this and its spokesperson counter-replied: "We welcome scrutiny of our work, but we cannot condone illegal activity of any kind. Our staff and volunteers work extremely hard rescuing, caring for, and speaking up for animals. Animal Rising's sustained activity is distracting from our focus on the work that really matters, helping thousands of animals every day. We remain confident that the RSPCA Assured Scheme is the best way to help farmed animals rights."

His Majesty The King, nor any senior member of the British royal family, has not responded to the portrait destruction, and based on royal protocol, will never do so.

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King Charles III has been battling an unknown type of cancer since February 2024.

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