Rock N’ Roll Royal Queen Elizabeth Gets Bowie-fied By Banksy

UPDATE: It seems the piece was not in fact done by Banksy, but by Incwel of the Wooster Collective. Check out the artist’s website HERE and buy a print (or better yet, buy us a print!) HERE.

It looks like even Banksy is getting in on the Diamond Jubilee celebrations! An image of Queen Elizabeth II done up in full David Bowie “Aladdin Sane” face paint appeared on a wall in Bristol earlier this week, allegedly the work of the notorious street artist. The same spot has previously held two other Banksy stencils, but neither quite as festive as the latest installment.

Who knew the Queen could pull off Bowie’s look so skillfully? She has been getting a little wild with her style lately (gold! ruffles! embellishments!) and, let’s be real, we’ve never doubted that Liz was a rock n’ roll royal at heart. Now she has the lightning bolt and a tribute of questionable legality to prove it!

On another note, it might be a little inside but wouldn’t this make a great costume? You’d get to wear a crown AND rock sweet face paint. Jubilee theme party anyone? We’ll bring the Pimm’s.


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