Have to say I am a bit underwhelmed by that pic too (although the 'official' one looks better). However, what's important is that the owner who bought it is happy! Generally feedback on forums for Royal seem to be really good so it's probably just the light in the photo!
I actually find my M Sport steering wheel too thick - I prefer my old 350Z wheel which had more feel to it and was quite a lot thinner. Having said that I would quite like to get the rim done in alcantara
Thanks for posting and keeping us updated!