In Buckingham Palace exhibit, Prince Charles shared never-before-seen photos of Prince George and other family members. The photos include the recent wedding of his son Prince Harry and shows what is on the walls in the Royal Family. Some of the photos include the study of Royal Family members including portraits of Harry and Williams.
These private photos are one of the two sketches that Eileen Hogan painted. The other was Charles painting which Hogan painted in Birkhall, Scotland two years ago. These two photos were made public for the first time.
These artworks show how the walls of Charles’s room look like. Other than wall photos, the side table photos were also present in the exhibit. And in one of those side table photos, there were some books and a portrait in which Prince Charles was holding baby Prince George.
In another side table photo, Prince Charles was accompanied by Prince Harry when Harry flew with Charles in Apache helicopter. While commenting on this photos, the senior curator of Royal Collection, Vanessa Remington said that these portraits show the personal involvement of the Prince of Wales and said that he has turned to a passionate art lover. She further said that these portraits are for the public to show that how much passion Prince has for the artwork.
In the last minute, another masterpiece was added to the exhibition to show how big Prince Charles, who turns 70 in November, a fan of artwork and portraits. A painting of three Yezidi women who were victimized by the Islamic State of Iraq was included at Charles’s wish.
The three women include in that painting were 13 years old Oansa who lost her whole family, 15-year-old Waso, and 31-year-old Lelia who lost her husband and three children. The artwork is the masterpiece of Hannah Rose Thomas. When Prince Charles visited Foundation School of Traditional Arts, he found this portrait. According to Remington, this artwork of Thomas is very touchy.
Among all these portraits, there was a cloak which Napolean used to wear. Back in 1815, after the war of Waterloo, the French emperor fled and he once wore that cloak. Since his childhood days, Prince Charles was a fan of that cloak, Remington further added. Prince Charles selected more than 100 paintings from his royal collection to celebrate his 70th birthday. He tried his best to replicate the inside of his house in that exhibition.
While commenting on that cloak, Charles said that he first saw that cloak as a chile at Grand Vestibule at Windsor. The pattern of the lining and the sheer magic of cloak’s color has fascinated me since that day, the Prince added.
As far as I know, this was worn by the emperor during the Egyptian campaign, he continued. The octagonal room where the exhibition took place, gave visitors a touch of what is inside the Royal House and how the walls are decorated there. The exhibition gave visitors a personal touch as there was no text to describe each painting.
While commenting on the exhibition, Remington said that this is not a museum as all the portraits are not isolated and they are very dense. The tables on which the paintings are kept are dressed with a variety of objects as the Prince wants to give the impression of how things stand in his own palace, therefore it is a very personal show.
The exhibition was titled as “Prince & Patron” and Charles chose 25 pieces from the Royal Family collection. While the other 75 pieces came from the artists of The Royal Drawing School. According to PEOPLE, the exhibition will remain open from July 21 to September 30 and during this time period, visitors can see 19 different staterooms full of Royal Family collections.