British monarch Queen Elizabeth II has attacked a new holographic portrait of her, insisting it makes her "look like an old woman lost in a wood".

The 78-year-old royal broke with convention by hiring artist CHRIS LEVINE to take her picture - a process which involved 10,000 photographs.

And Levine says she was surprised with what she saw, declaring "I look like an old woman lost in a wood".

But the artist says, "The Queen was surprisingly well informed about holography and seemed genuinely interested.

"I was very tense but she was really obliging. She is a very professional model."

22/06/2004 15:17