Prince Charles recently opened up about what’s on his walls at home, and they’re all personal family photos! The photos include a recent photograph of his son, Prince Harry, during his wedding to Meghan Markle and never-before-seen portraits of William and Harry!
These personal family photographs and oil paintings will be displayed publicly at the Buckingham Palace. Included among the family photos will be William and a baby Prince George and a recent portrait of Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. He really has covered the whole family tree!
Vanessa Remington, senior curator of paintings at the Royal Collection, shared her thoughts on the exhibit.
“It is intended to give a flavor of the Prince of Wales’s own residences and reflect his personal involvement. The display aims to show the public the prince’s long-standing passion for art and the way this has been channeled into the creation and understanding of art charities.”
The exhibit will feature a seven-foot-high cedar wood pavilion dome from the Turquoise Mountain. The Turquoise Mountain is a charity founded by Charles to create jobs and revive skills in Kabul, Afghanistan. Queen Elizabeth II has not yet seen the opening, but we’re all certain she’ll love it!
The exhibit in general, as mentioned previously by senior curator Remington, was made in honor of the Prince’s 70th birthday to proclaim his love and appreciation for art. He actually requested the inclusion of paintings of three Yezidi women who were persecuted by Islamic State in Northern Iraq. The piece was completed by Hannah Rose Thomas and was spotted at the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts.
Also featured at the exhibit among various paintings, ceramics, and photographs is a cloak that was worn by the French emperor Napoleon after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Senior curator Remington says that it appealed to Prince Charles ever since he was a child when he viewed it at Windsor Castle.
The exhibit will be called Prince & Patron. 25 pieces will be from the Royal Collection and the other 75 pieces came from outside artists whom he greatly supports. These outside artists come from The Royal Drawing School, The Prince’s Foundation School for Traditional Arts, and Turquoise Mountain.
Buckingham Palace will be open to the public from July 21st until September 30th.
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