“There are about a billion photos of Kate Middleton in the world, but this might be our favourite,” a statement on the website of graffiti artists Pegasus Street reads.
The work shows a pregnant and naked Kate cuddling her baby bump, evocative of that classic magazine cover image of US actress Demi Moore.
Tagged ‘Game of Thrones’ the picture was created earlier this month and is causing a commotion on Caledonian Road in Islington.
While the Duchess, who is expected to give birth to royal baby number two any day now, looks quite happy and relaxed in the image, not everybody feels the same.
Some critics have said the art is tasteless and disrespectful. But local Councillor Paul Convey disagrees, he told a local radio station that the piece “brightens the neighbourhood up”.
Regardless, the piece of art has been quite polarising with some members of the community complaining and others eager to purchase a copy of the grafitti.
It’s a flattering image of the much-photographed royal – who probably doesn’t exactly get the chance to pose naked much.
Pegasus Street poses the question: “Maybe it’s something she’d actually like to do if she wasn’t a member of the royal family?”
Something tells us the modern-day royals won’t be that gobsmacked by the image. “Is there any need to get into a fluster about a piece of graffiti, especially as it’s nowhere near as invasive as the paparazzo who trail the couple everywhere.” Pegasus Street argues.
The 29 year-old American street artist, is known for stirring the pot, having created similarly ‘shocking’ images of Kate as the Mother Mary and even one of a young Queen Elizabeth as a pin-up girl.
His images are very much in demand and according to the company who own the wall, offers to buy the piece of art have come in thick and fast.
A spokesperson for the Faith Inc Gallery in Islington, north London, who have the honour of naked Kate said to local reporters: “It’s only been up since last night and I’ve already had two offers to buy it prised off the wall, which isn’t possible anyway.”
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