Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II was embarrassed to her royal grey roots today when she unveiled a portrait off her son, at Buckingham Palace which showed him 'tackle-out.
The portrait of Prince Charles, had been commissioned by the top British army regiment, the Queen's Dragoon Guards.
The heir to the throne is also the Colonel-in-Chief of this prestigious killing unit and therefore great anger was expressed when it was discovered that the portrait had been defaced.
Some unknown artist, possibly trained by the terrorist group Al Queda, had altered the original painting so that the flies of the royal trousers were shown to be open and that some regal appendage was hanging there from.
The portrait which was painted at Clarence House shows a confident and happy prince, resplendent in his blue military uniform complete with gold sash and gay military decorations. It is thought that the painting would groom the British public for the expected announcement that the Queen would be handing over the running of the family business to Charles.
'The defacement of his portrait has made this hand over of power impossible,' a royal insider confided.
The Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince's second wife expressed her deep sadness and disbelief that anybody was capable of such a callous and dastardly deed.
Britain has been suffering from the terror activities of the Muslim extremists for several years now, but even the hardest war-veterans were disgusted by this latest outrage.
Terry Weight, who was himself a victim of terror groups, talked about the likely threats to British life now that the terrorists had changed tactics.
'Torturing, maiming and beheading innocent people is one thing,' he reasoned.
'But defacing works of art shows that we are now entering a new era of atrocities.' He said.