Family paintings and photographs from Prince Charles' private art collection to go on display

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
Prince Charles has chosen more than 100 works of art for a Buckingham Palace exhibition in honour of his 70th birthday [Photo: Getty]

Tomorrow, Prince Charles‘ beloved art collection is going on display at Buckingham Palace to mark its annual summer opening.

The exhibition is in honour of the royal’s 70th birthday and for the momentous occasion, he has hand-picked 100 of his favourite artworks.

In total, 75 of the contemporary pieces are by emerging artists supported by three of Charles’ charities – the Royal Drawing School, Turquoise Mountain and the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts. These will sit alongside 25 of his most cherished historic artworks from the royal vaults.

Prince Charles has chosen his favourite pieces of artwork for the upcoming exhibition [Photo: Getty]

And fans will also be pleased to learn that there’s a personal touch to the collection, as portraits of his family will also grace the palace walls.

Paintings of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Prince William – which usually hang inside his Highgrove residence – will be included in the highly-anticipated exhibit.

Never-before-seen photographs of Prince Charles with his grandson Prince George and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal wedding will also be included in the upcoming display.

The exhibit will also feature never-before-seen family photos from Prince Charles’ personal collection [Photo: Getty]

But it must have proven difficult for the royal to choose a selection of artwork for the exhibition, as there are over 8,000 oil paintings and 500,000 objects included in the royal collection altogether.

Tickets for the annual summer opening at Buckingham Palace are now on sale via the official website.

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