Charles III (b.1948), when HRH the Duke of Rothesay

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In this painting the subject, HRH The Prince Charles Duke of Rothesay, is depicted dressed in his uniform as Colonel-in-Chief of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). Colonels-in-chief were Royal patrons, and provided a link between the Regiment and the Royal Family. This role was symbolic of the monarch’s role as leader of the armed forces. The Black Watch has had only three colonels-in-chief during its history: HM George V (1912–1936); HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1937–2002), and HRH The Prince Charles Duke of Rothesay (2003–2006). In 2006, after the amalgamation of the Scottish Regiment to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland, the Duke of Rothesay retained his link with The Black Watch Battalion and became Royal Colonel.

The Black Watch Castle & Museum



Charles III (b.1948), when HRH the Duke of Rothesay




oil on canvas 


H 106 x W 85 cm

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purchased from the artist, 2010

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