To mark the 70th birthday of The Prince of Wales this year, the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (21 July – 30 September 2018) will include a special display of artworks personally selected by The Prince of Wales.
The ‘Prince and Patron’ exhibition will showcase a selection of The Prince’s favourite pieces from the Royal Collection alongside works created by young artists supported by three of HRH’s charities: The Royal Drawing School, The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts and Turquoise Mountain.
The charities were founded by HRH to maintain traditional skills for the benefit of artists and communities across the world.
The Prince of Wales has enjoyed a life-long passion for art and, as Chairman of The Royal Collection Trust and Patron of several arts charities, has promoted the creation and understanding of art worldwide.
In a specially recorded message for visitors to Buckingham Palace, The Prince says:
I have always been captivated by the astonishing range of fascinating things in the Royal Collection that have been collected or commissioned by my ancestors over the generations. This is what, for me, makes the Royal Collection so special, representing, as it does, the unique craftsmanship and skill of the people who made them. As a result, I have long believed that it is vital to preserve and maintain such craftsmanship and this led me to set up three charities.
Visit the Royal Collection Trust website for more information.