Cunard removes Rolf Harris artwork from cruise ships following child sex charges

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Cunard removes Rolf Harris artwork from cruise ships following child sex charges


Cruise firm Cunard has axed TV presenter and artist Rolf Harris from its ships after the entertainer was charged with child sex offences.

Harris' paintings were displayed in galleries on board the company's liners, including the flagship Queen Mary 2.

A Cunard spokesman told the Daily Mail: "When allegations regarding Rolf Harris first came to light some time ago, we felt it was appropriate to remove his pictures from display in the art galleries on board."

According to the newspaper, the firm would not say how many of the 83-year-old's works were displayed across three of its ships.

Harris travelled with Cunard on the Queen Mary 2 from Southampton to New York in 2012 to host master classes on a celebrity cruise.

According to The Age, he is to face court for the first time after being charged with 13 indecent assaults.

Harris will make an appearance at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.

In October 2012, Cunard cancelled plans for its liner Queen Elizabeth to pay tribute to disgraced presenter and frequent traveller with the company, Jimmy Savile.

The liner was due to sail past Scarborough where Savile was buried but a spokesman told the BBC it would not be "appropriate" for the sail past to go ahead.

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