TALK OF THE TOWN: Prince William replaces his polo ponies with a huge painting made by a friend that now hangs in his house… and gives a copy of the artwork to his brother Harry
After deciding to give up his polo ponies, I can report that Prince William has replaced them with a huge painting of a friend that now hangs in his house.
And intriguingly, Wills gave a copy of the painting to his brother Prince Harry, who has traded polo for yoga.
Artist Madeleine de St Pierre Bunbury, 25, tells me: ‘Prince William himself commissioned me. He stopped playing polo and got rid of his ponies, so he asked me to paint them all together.
“He gave a copy to his groom and his brother. I know him as we met on Mustique and our parents are friends. It took a month to complete the project as there were 12 ponies. I’d rather not say how much it cost, but I made a deal with him,’ added Madeleine, who, as my photo shows, must be the only artist who paints standing on a horse!
Artist Madeleine de St Pierre Bunbury, 25, painting seen riding a horse (left) and Prince William pictured in May this year (right)
My lips are sealed, but…
Which rich hotelier, who is already a father, has his arm twisted by his famous new girlfriend who is desperate for a baby?
He’s still reeling from a painful divorce that has left him seeing less of his existing children than he’d like, but his girlfriend has insisted, “Give me a baby or it’s over.”
Finally he gave in – after all she is famous, blond and beautiful…