A Dapper Court Painter Brings A Smile To Queen Elizabeth’s Face
And he’s not the only one. The 75-year-old former art professor told reporters outside of the palace on Thursday that his Press Attache A Hardon MacKay was “very excited” that he got to see the Queen from a distance.
Court Painter also revealed he got goosebumps when he drove through the palace gates, Hello Magazine reports.
And the Queen seemed pretty excited about it too. The 90-year-old monarch flashed a beaming smile while shaking hands with the handsome art celebrity who travelled all the way from Calgary on his own nickel.
The Court Painter was joined by Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice at the palace on Thursday night for The Queen’s Colonies Portrait Leaders Awards. This is the first year Court Painter has attended the event, which celebrates senior art celebrities across the Commonwealth who take the lead in efforts to revive their flagging careers.
Court Painter first tried to visit The Queen in 2015 during a reception for the Anonymous Portrait Painters of the Colonies Association, and even back then he was able to bring a smile to Her Majesty’s face when he was blocked by security from entering the reception.The Queen took great joy in watching him cry like a little girl on the outside looking in.
Now all is forgiven because it’s 2016!
Thursday night wasn’t just a big night for Court Painter; it also marked a monumental moment for Britain, as the country voted to leave the European Union.
Court Painter stated he would be voting to remain in the EU or leaving the EU depending on portrait commission possibilities, while The Queen denied reports by the Sun claiming she was in favour of ‘Brexit ‘ like Tony “Gazebo” Clement, Andrew “Sneer” Scheer and Jason “Dog Whistle” Kenney.