In 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.
absorbing…wonderful film……utterly fascinating… …entirely engaging
**** THE TIMES
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.
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH – 14 April 2013
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 …
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH – 20 April 2013
Review by Michael Deacon
tender and illuminating film…intimate, intriguing, instinctive…overflowing with remarkable artwork
**** THE EXPRESS Critics choice
**** THE DAILY STAR
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- A private view inside the Prince’s paintbox
- TV Critics: Royal Paintbox
- Revealing documentary shows royal artworks
- A brush with the royal artist formally known as Prince
- Prince Charles Unveils Artwork on The Royal Paintbox: “At About 100 Yards It’d Look Quite Good”
- Royal Paintbox – Review by David Butcher
- The Guardian TV highlights 16 April 2013
- Prince Charles documents the Royal Family’s love of painting