When considered the royal frenzy over the past few months, it seems we’ve seen everything there is to see of the royal family. However, Prince Charles has just offered a unique and intimate look at the British monarchy by displaying previously-unseen portraits of his fellow family members.
The display, which is part of Prince Charles’ 70th birthday celebrations this year, will feature over 100 pieces of art he chose from the Royal Collection and his own. The participating artists are all supported by his charities, according to the Royal Collection Trust.
Paintings and sketches of Prince William, Prince Harry, and more will go on display at Buckingham Palace as part of the summer exhibit, “Prince & Patron.”
Among the featured works is an oil painting of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (the current Queen’s mom) made in honor of Her Majesty and Prince Philip’s silver wedding anniversary in 1972. The portrait is by Michael Noakes.
A pencil-on-paper sketch of Prince Philip by Bryan Organ will also appear in the upcoming exhibit. The finished product was ultimately hung in the National Portrait Gallery.
There are also sketches of the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex, made by Nicky Phillips, who was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to do the first double portrait of the brothers.
Her oil-painted drafts, which are already uncannily similar to the princes, portray busts of the duo dressed in regal uniform with the artist’s notes scribbled around their faces.