2024 May 18 - King Charles Portrait

A new controversial portrait of King Charles was revealed this week which sees the King surrounded by red, in a quasi-modern-art style. Reviews seem to be mixed, although I don't really mind it and it does have the one massive benefit that if the Just Stop Oil protestors ever get near it with a tin of red paint, they won't be able to damage it that much. Personally though, the style of it reminds me a lot of that very brown and beige coloured painting, from Ghostbusters 2. That haunted one that tried to kill people and take over the world, although maybe the plan is to stick it somewhere next to an old haunted painting of Queen Victoria or something.

Talking about the king, this week he also discussed his recent struggles with the cancer diagnoses and revealed that the treatment has cost him his sense of taste. I don't think losing his sense of taste comes as a surprise to anyone, I mean this is the man that left Princess Diana for Camilla.

In other news, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot this week and authorities say he's "Not out of the woods yet" That's pretty shocking, it's been several days now and the ambulance is still stuck on some forest track in a wood somewhere? And you thought the NHS had problems.

Magician David Copperfield has been accused of doing a number of bad things with ladies, and we're not talking about the time he sawed that one in half. One of the girls was only 15 at the time so it's not really a joking matter, although I can't help but crack the observation that he might finally have go go to court and reveal his secrets.

Meghan Markle was in Nigeria and gave a motivational speech to a group of teenage schoolgirls, saying "I see myself in all of you" I'm going to be honest, I'm pretty sure she stole that line from one of Prince Andrew's old chat up routines.
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