Ferdinand VI had Amigoni.
Jahangir had Bishandas.
George III had Bourgeois
Charles I (England) had van Dyck
Charles III and IV of Spain had Goya.
Henry VIII had Hans Holbein.
Charles V had Titian
Philip IV had Vélaquez.
David Cameron has Andrew Parsons and Nicky Woodhouse.
David Cameron's personal photographer and film-maker. They used to be paid by the Tory Party, and now they're paid by the taxpayer, because obviously every government needs a court artist, especially in the midst of a deep recession.
Parsons takes propaganda pictures like this (and if he objects to me reproducing it without a fee, he can sod off. I've paid for it through my taxes):
I'm sure all the public servants losing their jobs will recognise that some people are more deserving than others.