A hotel in Bicester held an event to unveil a portrait of the late Prince Philip painted by the hotel’s managing director.

The painting was the latest in a number of royal paintings in the hotel painted by Graham Payne, and to celebrate this latest one, Bicester’s mayor Harry Knight did the unveiling.

The event, held in the lobby of Bicester Hotel Golf & Spa, was attended by a number of members and people who live nearby.

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Along with other offerings and facilities at the resort, art features a lot and there are many more pieces in the pipeline.

The hotel has 52 rooms and suites, decorated in four different contemporary styles on a family-owned estate.

It has six function suites which can fit up to 200 people.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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