Portrait of queen defaced at Westminster Abbey

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Queen Elizabeth II (June 2013)

(CNN) — A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London was defaced with paint on Thursday, the abbey said in a statement.

The portrait, by Ralph Heimans, is being taken down until the damage can be remedied, the abbey said.

Westminster Abbey has been the site of the coronation of English kings and queens since 1066 and was where Prince William married Catherine Middleton.


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