The royal painter opens up on William and Harry “They were so close!” | royal | News
Royal artist Nicky Philipps discussed the relationship between Prince William and Prince Harry when the brothers came to sit for their portraits in 2008. Ms Philips was commissioned to paint the Dukes for the National Portrait Gallery and told the latest episode of ITV’s Keeping Up With The Aristocrats which at the time the brothers were “so close”.
The portrait painter continued: “They were in full uniform, spurs walked around the house, and not one of my neighbors noticed and it happened five times.”
Ms Philipps has explained how she was ‘saved’ for her painting of Prince William.
She said: “It was in 2008 when I was bullied for forgiving William too much hair.
“I think the poor guy lost quite a bit in 2009, I don’t know what happened then but it all fell apart.”
Ms Levin continued: “In 2018 he went to Israel and Jordan, which is a diplomatic minefield, and he did very well there. It’s an extension of that.
“Charles already has a lot on his plate because he’s taken on the majority of what the Queen would do. It works well for both of us that William takes on that.
“The ruler of Dubai says he wants to invest £12billion in our economy and my God, we could do with that.
“They think William will charm him.”