Monkey Queen is a provocative screen print that was created in 2003 as part of an edition of 600 unsigned prints and only 150 signed prints. However, it was first publicly displayed as a wall painting at a youth club called The Chill Out Zone on Broad Street in Newent, where it remained on the wall of the club for several months before being moved to the front window. This made headlines, referred to in the news as “Banksygate”, following complaints that the painting was disrespectful to the monarchy and to the national flag. The youth club was asked by the government not to display this image during the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and its funding was cut. This raised issues regarding the right to freedom of speech and freedom of expression. With an inherently Bristish sense of humour, the youth leaders at The Chill Out Zone eventually replaced the painting with a more mainstream poster of the Union Flag.