The Prince of Wales tours the National Gallery in London

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today visited the National Gallery in London for their first official public engagement since the second lockdown in England ended.

The Royal visit to the popular central London attraction showed their support for tourism and the art institution during the pandemic crisis.

The Prince is Patron of the National Gallery and Their Royal Highnesses toured two exhibitions, the first showcasing the work of 17th century Italian female painter Artemisia Gentileschi and the second paintings by Titian, the Italian Renaissance old master.

The Duchess visited the National Gallery in July this year, when it reopened following the first lockdown, and  met staff involved in the institution’s Covid-19 response and reopening.

The couple were greeted by the National Gallery’s director, Gabriele Finaldi, when they arrived and were then taken on a tour of the two exhibition.