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New King Charles portrait vandalized in London museum, animal rights group says



Activists with Animal Rising said they “redecorated” the painting on Tuesday.

Two of the group’s supporters “pasted the face of the iconic British character Wallace over His Majesty’s,” the group said in a press release, referencing a character from “Wallace and Gromit,” an animated film series. The group released a video of the vandalization on social media.

Charles last month became the royal patron of the RSPCA Assured charity, which works to improve the lives of animals on farms. And the activist group on Tuesday said its action was part of an effort to stop the “awful suffering across farms being endorsed by the RSPCA.”

“The action highlighted the cruelty on RSPCA Assured farms the group had exposed over the previous weekend,” the group said.

The artwork by Jonathan Yeo, a U.K.-based artist, was unveiled during a ceremony in May at Buckingham Palace.

The six-foot-tall portrait is on view at the Philip Mould Gallery through June 21.

ABC News’ Helena Skinner and Zoe Magee contributed to this report.

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