A new portrait of the queen has been revealed this week, to be featured on newly-minted coins.
Imagine if you were able to have your portrait on a coin. What would you want?
It’s not like after your death when you have no choice in the matter.
With a living portrait you have the final decision about which is your best side, how to do your hair and all sorts of other issues – what earrings to wear being just one.
Me? I’d go for something that covers my nose and its extraordinary length.
There’s no way I’d want that hanging around in tills and pockets for time immemorial.
But it does leave me pondering why the Queen didn’t, as a sign of the times, go for a selfie?