Over the past several years, Rolling Stones musician Ronnie Wood has been spending more and more time creating artwork — and now, his dedication is truly paying off, as one of his paintings is being sent to Queen Elizabeth!
"I did a wonderful painting of [Prince Philip] shortly before he died where he is tipping his hat," he shared with the Daily Mail. "I’ve been asked by Prince William to present the picture to him in the coming weeks and he’s going to show the Queen, so it’s a real honor for me."
"I am very pleased with it," the star added. "It’s charcoal, a brown sepia pastel of the Duke and I finished it shortly before he died and I was going to show it to him."
Wood first shared a photograph of his impressive work on Instagram on April 9, the same day Philip passed away at age 99.
"We are very sad to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It was an honour to have met the Prince over the years, and have been involved in his charitable causes," the Brit captioned the post. "Our thoughts are with The Queen and the Royal Family. We will remember Prince Phillip with much fondness. I recently painted this picture of him from a photo I saw, and wanted to share it with you."
The Queen has struggled a bit after her beloved husband's death, though she's doing her best to resume her duties.
"Obviously she now feels more alone and isolated than ever," expert Neil Sean noted, explaining that she now has to attend events by herself or with another family member instead of going with Philip. "And as one can imagine it must be very difficult facing this for the very first time thinking exactly how are you going to be able to command the world stage now as a solo star."