In 2016, McDonald became the first contemporary artist to create an artwork in collaboration with members of the British royal family
140 x 140 cm, acrylic on canvas
McDonald began painting 'Royal Love' in Eaton Square, London in the late spring of 2016. The artwork was later moved to the Royal Lodge, Great Windsor Park to be completed by McDonald with HRH Princess Beatrice, HRH Princess Eugenie and Sarah, Duchess of York.
The artist asked the members of the British royal family how the painting made them feel and to place their spontaneous thoughts on the canvas using paint markers and brushes.
Key to Royal works,
Top: Sarah, Duchess of York
Bottom Left: HRH Princess Beatrice
Bottom Right: HRH Princess Eugenie
The painting was exhibited at Masterpiece London in June 2016 and sold at a private dinner. The artist donated all proceeds from the sale to a children's charity.
*During this time, McDonald was known professionally as 'Teddy M'
*Contrary to some press reports at the time, the artist was not a family friend of the royals.
British GQ magazine - UK & European Exclusive
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Tatler magazine - full page, "Royal Graffiti"
Hello! magazine - "a gorgeous masterpiece"