Timmy Mallett gives phone box a royal makeover

Timmy Mallett gives phone box a royal makeover

Glenn Mitchell

Timmy Mallett gives phone box a royal makeover

The Duchess of Cambridge using her iPhone with a golden pram behind her is one of the unusual images covering a unique phone box unveiled in Windsor on Wednesday.

The Ring a Royal BT phone box has been given an artistic makeover by TV celebrity Timmy Mallett as part of an initiative to mark the 25th anniversary of Childline.

The eye-catching object will be stationed in the High Street, outside the Harte & Garter Hotel and opposite the statue of Queen Victoria, for the next few months.

It also shows the Queen with a corgi at her feet while using the telephone and Prince Harry striking the Usain Bolt pose.

Royal Borough councillor Alan Mellins, chairman of the visitor management forum, said: "I am delighted that we are able to provide a temporary 'home' for this exciting and iconic artwork from Timmy Mallett – and what better location than right opposite the castle!

"I have no doubt that this Royal phone box will prove a huge attraction for residents and visitors alike."

The phone box has already been attracting attention during a stint outside the Royal Albert Hall in London and at the Jamaican compound at the Olympics.

Mallett, who lives in Cookham, was asked by Childline patron Esther Rantzen to paint the box.

"I'm intrigued to hear people's captions to what the royals might be saying in their phone call?!" he said.

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