Royal Paintbox

Queen Victoria's PaintboxHRH The Prince of Wales during the filming of Royal PaintboxArtist Sarah Armstrong-Jones at work in her studioHRH The Prince of Wales with director Margy Kinmonth during the filming of Royal PaintboxBalmoral Castle, ScotlandHRH The Prince of Wales on location during filming of Royal PaintboxFilming at The Prince's Drawing School After School ClubSequence from Royal Paintbox - the colour purpleFilming at The Prince's Drawing School in LondonSequence from Royal Paintbox - swirling paintbrushFilming in the Print Room at The Prince's Drawing SchoolHRH The Prince of Wales with his own watercolours during the filming of Royal PaintboxFilming insertsWatercolour brushesHRH The Prince of Wales looking through his naval notebook during the filming of Royal PaintboxSarah Armstrong-Jones in her studioHRH The Prince of Wales sketching in ScotlandSilver Birches on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland in winterMary Queen of Scots Tapestry - The CatteRooster by Prince Alexander of Hesse (courtesy of The University of Southampton)HRH The Prince of Wales on location filming Royal PaintboxOsborne House, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's family home on the Isle of WightPainter Clara Drummond plays Princess Elizabeth, George III's artistic daughterPenelope Wilton reads the voice of Queen Victoria in Royal PaintboxQueen Victoria's statue in Kensington Gardens by her daughter Princess LouiseRoyal Paintbox sculptureCountess Mountbatten of BurmaFrogmore HouseThrowing Bulls before the Prince of Wales at Seville, 1876 - by Prince Louis of Battenberg, special artist Illustrated London News.

Royal Paintbox trailerClick here to buy Royal Paintbox on DVDIn a story previously untold on film, HRH The Prince of Wales reveals an extraordinary treasure trove of rarely seen artworks by members of the Royal Family past and present and explores a colourful palette of intimate family memory and observation.

Shot in the spectacular landscapes of Balmoral, Birkhall, Highgrove, Windsor Castle, Frogmore and Osborne House, “ROYAL PAINTBOX” features artworks by members of the Royal Family down the centuries including some of HRH The Prince of Wales’ own watercolours and with contributions from Lady Antonia Fraser, Jane Roberts, Charles Saumarez Smith, Marina Warner, Jane Ridley, Catherine Goodman, Susannah Fiennes, Countess Mountbatten Of Burma, Sarah Armstrong-Jones and the voices of Penelope Wilton and Freddie Fox.

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absorbing…wonderful film……utterly fascinating… …entirely engaging


delightful adorable film…utterly charming…real insight

**** THE DAILY MAIL Pick of the Day

Charles paints a picture of royals’ artistic talent

THE SUNDAY TIMES – 7 April 2013
By Richard Brooks

… utterly fascinating … a striking level of accomplishment on display… it is obviously a subject close to The Prince’s heart

THE TIMES Saturday Review – 13 April 2013

In this fascinating documentary, the heir apparent looks back through his family tree at other royals who’ve worked their way across the palette

TV PICK – 13 April 2013
Art History • Royal Paintbox

We know by now that Prince Charles has a keen sense of how things should look… Margy Kinmonth’s genteel film, however, shows us the private outlet of his artistic side… The documentary puts the Prince’s passion in context – he’s not the only royal to have picked up a paintbrush.


Accomplished Landscape Artist The Prince of Wales reveals how royal treasures inspired his own strokes of genius.
… in a fascinating documentary Royal Paintbox, the Prince of Wales reveals how his artistic talents were inspired by the works of art hanging in the palaces where he grew up.

HELLO! – 15 April 2013

Critics’ Choice by John Dugdale

THE SUNDAY TIMES Culture – 16 April 2013

It turns out that many of the Windsors’ ancestors could have given Picasso a run for his money in the painting stakes – and Charles himself is a dab hand too.

THE SUN – 16 April 2013

A royal portrait … warm and admiring guide …

Review by Michael Deacon

tender and illuminating film…intimate, intriguing, instinctive…overflowing with remarkable artwork



**** THE EXPRESS Critics choice


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