Article Photos: Queen's portrait in Westminster Abbey defaced 1/1

This is an undated handout photo released by Sutton PR of the painting by Ralph Heimans entitled  'The Coronation Theatre, Westminster Abbey:  A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2012 '.   A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on display at Westminster Abbey has been defaced with paint. The abbey says a painting by Ralph Heimans hanging in the buildingâs Chapter House was vandalized at lunchtime on Thursday.  It has been removed from public view until it can be restored. The portrait by Australia-born artist Heimans was commissioned to mark last year's anniversary of the queen's 60 years on the throne. It was on display until March in Australiaâs National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.  Last week the monarch attended a ceremony in the abbey where she was crowned to mark the 60th anniversary of her coronation in June 1953. (AP Photo / Ralph Heimans / Colin White/Max C/PA) NO SALES