Prince Charles moves to Buckingham Palace...sort of

Brunilde Fioravanti
Luglio 21, 2018

Prince Charles' love for his family is more evident than ever in his new Prince & Patron exhibition at Buckingham Palace.

Created to replicate the look of his home, the exhibition includes some of the royal family's most precious moments including an adorable photo of Prince Charles craddling baby George, set in a picture frame on a side table, next to a china duck and bronze dog.

Other intimate snapshots include a picture from the Duke and Dutchess' recent royal wedding and baby George's official christening image. The colour, pattern and story of the cloak are said to have fascinated Prince Charles since he first saw it on display at Windsor Castle.

In honor of his milestone 70th birthday coming up in November, the Prince of Wales is heading up an exhibition called "Prince and Patron", at Buckingham Palace.

With the artwork displayed on various walls and tables in a octagonal room, the exhibition gives visitors the feel of different areas of the drawing room in Prince Charles' London home Clarence House or his country retreat Highgrove in Gloucestershire.

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There are no signs or text boxes next to items, but an audio commentary from the prince himself.

"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", she said.

"The display aims to show the public the prince's long-standing passion for art and the way this has been channelled into the creation and understanding of art charities".

"It is meant to give a flavour of the Prince of Wales's owning residences and reflect his personal involvement", says Vanessa Remington, senior curator of paintings at the Royal Collection.

The exhibition, which will run through September 30, also boasts: a Johan Joseph Zoffany's painting, The Tribuna of the Uffizi, commissioned by Queen Charlotte in 1772, and the cloak of Napoleon Bonaparte, made of wool, silk and silver thread, taken from Napoleon's carriage immediately after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and later presented to the future George IV.

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