Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son, Prince Charles, is a future monarch, an impassioned environmenatlist, a driven philanthropist, and a loving father-of-two — but did you also know that the royal is a talented artist?
Charles, who is an avid painter, is currently being honored by having his watercolors on display at the Society of Caithness Artists’ 83rd annual exhibition in Scotland. “The Prince is a great fellow. He comes to Scotland every August. He likes his whiskey. He even affects a Scottish brogue,” artist Ian Scott — whose work is also being shown in the exhibit — revealed to Page Six.
Scott added that Charles “shows his work, which is not for sale” in the yearly exhibit. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Charles’ artistic talent has been recognized by those in the painting community.
In 2001, 20 lithographs of watercolor paintings illustrating his country estates were exhibited at the Florence International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Charles has also published several books on watercoloring. In 2011, the royal received the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award by the Montblanc Cultural Foundation for his support and commitment to the arts.
According to Scott, Charles is also not the only royal who has an artistic side. “Queen Victoria was a great painter,” he told Page Six. And, it’s been reported that Charles’ granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, already “loves” art class at her school. “She loves to express herself in art classes and enjoys singing along to nursery rhymes,” a source previously revealed of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s three-year-old.
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