Prince Charles reveals heartwarming UNSEEN photo with grandson Prince George and William
PRINCE Charles is set to reveal unseen photographs of his life as a grandfather, in a public exhibition to mark his 70th birthday at the Queen’s home in Buckingham Palace with a heartwarming photo of the Prince of Wales with his grandson George.
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A never-before-seen picture features Prince Charles holding a newborn Prince George, with Prince William standing by his side as the pair smile joyfully to the camera.
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Other exclusive photos from Prince George’s christening, Prince Harry’s time in the Army, and a recent photo of Charles with daughter-in-law, Meghan Markle, will be put on display for the “Prince and Patron” exhibition, set to begin this Saturday.
The grandfather-of-three has handpicked more than 100 items and works of art to display to visitors, who will get the chance to catch a glimpse of Charles’ life throughout his royal years.
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Private paintings, personal photographs, ornaments and furnishings from the prince’s collection will be put up for display, during the annual summer opening of Buckingham Palace.
Vanessa Remington, senior curator of paintings at the Royal Collection Trust said: “This is a very personal show.
“It’s a departure because it is not a standard museum display and the works aren’t shown in isolation, they’re shown in profusion very, very densely.”
There will be no text description boxes next to the pieces but instead, Prince Charles, 69, has made audio commentaries for each display.
One of his most prized possessions, a felt hooded cloak belonging to French leader Napoleon Bonaparte, is set to be one of the highlights of the exhibition.
The cloak was found abandoned in the baggage carriage after the battle of Waterloo.
In the commentary for the piece, Prince Charles said: “Since, as a child, I first caught sight of this cloak in the Grand Vestibule at Windsor, I have been fascinated by the sheer magic of the colour, the dashing pattern of the lining and the enthralling story of Napoleon himself which it conjures up.”
The prince selected 25 paintings to display, handpicking his favourites among 500, 000 pieces of decorative arts objects in the royal collection.
There will also be watercolour paintings by the Prince himself, along with work by artists from the Royal Drawing School, the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts and Turquoise Mountain, based in Kabul, Afghanistan – three art charities founded by Charles.
Other paintings include The Adoration of the Shepherds, an prized painting from the Venetian high renaissance by Jacopo Bassano, which used to be displayed at Kensington Palace.
The exhibition will run from this Saturday until 30 September this year.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK