Even the Queen finds this. She has tried to speed proceedings up to try to limit how long the dullness goes on for. She isn’t always successful.
Planning meetings at FNN are dull too to all except Roherum who leads them and insists on thinking he’s fascinating his listeners/viewers. FNN is dominated by programmes Roherum thinks the people want.
To his colleagues’ annoyance, he is usually right, though the Queen could do without This Week’s Royal Gossip Show. Sadly for her it’s FNN's second top-rated programme after their main news bulletin. Whilst it’s not impossible for her to have this removed, she is well aware how unpopular it would make her. The villages and towns have their own meetings to settle issues but it’s always done over drinks and picnics so at least these are more fun!
Portrait painters are held in high regard and the Queen, naturally, has the largest artwork collection. The painters are not restricted to any one species - much to everyone’s surprise there are some orc artists though their brushwork is considered to be on the rough side!! (Not that anyone’s surprised by that). The Queen to her credit appreciates art for its own sake and doesn’t worry about the artists’ backgrounds, unlike L’Evallier, whose own extensive collection is made up of the best works from high born elves only with odd works from some of the more noble dwarves and that only done as a favour and memorial to his late friend, Rodish.
Art is meant to be understandable by anyone in the Kingdom’s view so it tends to be landscapes and portraiture. Abstract art is not a concept that would go down well here. Given the Kingdom is full of the surreal in terms of wildlife and plants (triffids are common in certain areas), they like their art to be reassuringly “normal”! They have no time for art critics either and can’t understand why they exist on Earth either.