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Prince George portrait will mark the royal birthday

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 01, 2014

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AN artist from Newhall is hoping for the royal seal of approval, when he sends a picture of Prince George to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Tom Brealey has drawn the young prince ahead of his first birthday later this month, and plans to send it to his parents to mark the occasion.

The sketcher also plans to send photographic copies of the picture to other members of the royal family.

He told the Mail: “I would like to share the portrait I have drawn with the public and to be able to be recognised by the royal family for sharing my art work with them.

“I really love the portrait because it is a lovely likeness of the baby royal prince.

“He is really adorable.”

Mr Brealey completed the portrait at a craft club in Swadlincote, which he attends with a group of friends.

He said it took him around five hours to complete the picture of the third in line to the throne.

The picture will be sent to Prince William and his wife Kate in time for their baby son’s birthday.

It is not the first time Mr Brealey, who suffers with Tourette’s Syndrome and is partially deaf, has used his artistic skills to honour the royal family.

In the past he has sent his work off to the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge.

He has also posted pictures of cross-stitch work he has done, in the hope they might find it interesting.

He said: “I am truly a big fan of the royal family and have visited Buckingham Palace and Sandringham House as part of a tor while on a coach trip.

“I really had the time of my life touring around these remarkable placed.

“I like to remember the members of the royal family on their birthdays, Easter and at Christmas. I have made some beautiful cards to say I am thinking of them on their special day,” he added.

Prince George will turn one on July 22. In his first year he has already enjoyed an official tour of Australia and New Zealand with his parents.

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