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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).
oil on canvas
106 x 85 cm
purchased from the artist, 2010
The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Balhousie Castle Hay Street, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 5HR ScotlandView venue
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