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Exhibition

Prince & Patron

Prince and Patron, Buckingham Palace Summer Opening exhibition 2018

Buckingham Palace

  • Saturday, 21 Jul 2018 - Sunday, 30 Sep 2018
  • Adult £24.00
    Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £22.00
    Under 17/ Disabled £13.50
    Under 5 Free
    Family £61.50 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
  • Adults, Groups (15+ people)

To mark the 70th birthday of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales this year, visitors to the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will enjoy a special display featuring a number of works of art personally selected by His Royal Highness.

The Prince has enjoyed a life-long passion for art, inspired by the treasures in the Royal Collection. In the display, The Prince's favourite art works will be shown alongside works created by young artists supported by three charities which he has founded and is patron of: The Royal Drawing School, The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts  and Turquoise Mountain.

The inspiration that His Royal Highness has found in art is reflected in Johan Joseph Zoffany’s painting, The Tribuna of the Uffizi, commissioned by Queen Charlotte in 1772, where travellers to Italy can be seen admiring some of the most famous, precious and exotic works of art in the Uffizi, Florence. Travel and history are two further interests of The Prince, highlighted by the selection of 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. The colour, pattern and story of the cloak have fascinated His Royal Highness since first seeing the object on display at Windsor Castle.

Explore the exhibition

Royal Drawing School

An independent educational charity raising the standard and profile of observational drawing through teaching and...

The Prince’s Foundation, School of Traditional Arts

Its pioneering work based on the practice and research of the traditional arts

Turquoise Mountain

Turquoise Mountain has trained over 5000 traditional builders and artisans in Afghanistan

The Highgrove Florilegum

The first British Royal Florilegum looks at the plants in the garden at Highgrove

View some items in the exhibition

Johan Joseph Zoffany (Frankfurt 1733-London 1810)

The Tribuna of the Uffizi

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543)

William Fitzwilliam, Earl of Southampton (c.1490-1542)

Map & directions

Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria or London Charing Cross.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.