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Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her eldest son Charles ascended the throne. Charles III has already been captured by artists as Prince of Wales. Here are a few of those images.

30 artworks

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Charles III (b.1948), when Prince Charles
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Royal College of General Practitioners

Prince Charles (b.1948)

Charles III (b.1948), when Prince Charles
Rudy Weller (b.1956) and Morris Singer Art Foundry Ltd (founded 1927)
Bronze
H 82 x W 61 x D 27 cm
Royal College of General Practitioners

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Charles III (b.1948), when Prince Charles
Photo credit: Elmbridge Museum

Prince Charles (b.1948)

Charles III (b.1948), when Prince Charles
unknown artist
Oil on canvas (?)
H 34.5 x W 24.5 cm
Elmbridge Museum

1969

Charles III (b.1948), when Prince of Wales
© The Estate of David Wynne. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo credit: City of London Corporation
Charles III (b.1948), when Prince of Wales 1969
David Wynne (1926–2014)
Bronze
H 58.4 cm
City of London Corporation

1969

Charles III (b.1948), when His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, with Interior of Caernarfon Castle, 1969
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Caernarfon Royal Town Council Collection
Charles III (b.1948), when His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, with Interior of Caernarfon Castle, 1969 1969
unknown artist
Oil on board
H 62 x W 75 cm
The Caernarfon Royal Town Council Collection

1969

The Investiture of Charles III (b.1948) as Prince of Wales, July 1969
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Government Art Collection
The Investiture of Charles III (b.1948) as Prince of Wales, July 1969 1969–1970
Thomas Roland Rathmell (1912–1990)
Oil on canvas
H 158 x W 188.5 cm
Government Art Collection

1970

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales Receiving the Freedom of the City of Cardiff from the Right Honourable The Lord Mayor Alderman Lincoln Hallinan, DL, on 5th July 1969
© the artist. Photo credit: Cardiff Council

1970

Charles III (b.1948), when His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Caernarfon Royal Town Council Collection
Charles III (b.1948), when His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales 1970
Noelle Knight
Oil on canvas
H 87 x W 69 cm
The Caernarfon Royal Town Council Collection

1971

Charles III (b.1948), when Prince of Wales, Honorary Fellow
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Trinity College, University of Cambridge

HRH Charles, Prince of Wales (b.1948), Honorary Fellow

Charles III (b.1948), when Prince of Wales, Honorary Fellow 1971
Derek Hill (1916–2000)
Oil on canvas
H 89 x W 71 cm
Trinity College, University of Cambridge

1972

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales, as Flight Lieutenant
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales, as Flight Lieutenant 1972
William D. Dring (1904–1990)
Oil on canvas
H 100.3 x W 75.6 cm
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

1975

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH Prince Charles
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Jersey Heritage
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH Prince Charles c.1975
James E. Barling
Oil on canvas
H 59 x W 49 cm
Jersey Heritage

1975

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales, RN
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales, RN 1975
John Thomas Young Gilroy (1898–1985)
Oil on canvas
H 136 x W 85.3 cm
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

1977

Charles III (b.1948), when Prince of Wales
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Britannia Royal Naval College

Charles, Prince of Wales (b.1948)

Charles III (b.1948), when Prince of Wales 1977
Bernard Hailstone (1910–1987)
Oil on canvas
H 91 x W 71 cm
Britannia Royal Naval College

1978

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Gordon Highlanders Museum
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief 1978
John Teesdale (1912–2001)
Oil on canvas
H 109.4 x W 84 cm
The Gordon Highlanders Museum

1979

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH Prince Charles
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

HRH Prince Charles (b.1948)

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH Prince Charles 1979
Les Rawlings
Oil on canvas
H 74.2 x W 49.5 cm
National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

1979

Freedom Ceremony at Canterbury Guildhall, Kent, for Charles III (b.1948) when Prince of Wales
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Canterbury Museums and Galleries
Freedom Ceremony at Canterbury Guildhall, Kent, for Charles III (b.1948) when Prince of Wales 1979
Colin Dudley (b.1923)
Oil on canvas
H 151 x W 228.5 cm
Canterbury Museums and Galleries

1980

Charles III (b.1948), when Prince Charles
© National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles III (b.1948), when Prince Charles 1980
Bryan Organ (b.1935)
Acrylic on canvas
H 177.8 x W 178.2 cm
National Portrait Gallery, London

1980

Charles III (b.1948), when Prince Charles
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Shetland Museum and Archives (Shetland Amenity Trust)
Charles III (b.1948), when Prince Charles c.1980
Fred W. Clausen (active c.1980–1984)
Oil on hardboard
H 33.5 x W 28.5 cm
Shetland Museum and Archives (Shetland Amenity Trust)

1982

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH Prince Charles
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Whitaker

HRH Prince Charles (b.1948)

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH Prince Charles 1982
Barbara Brown
Oil on board
H 54.6 x W 43.8 cm
The Whitaker

1983

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: The Gurkha Museum
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales 1982–1983
Michael Noakes (1933–2018)
Oil on canvas
H 156 x W 121 cm
The Gurkha Museum

1983

Charles III (b.1948), when Prince Charles, and Friends, including George Thomas
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Cardiff Council
Charles III (b.1948), when Prince Charles, and Friends, including George Thomas 1983
Justin Ling
Oil on canvas
H 121 x W 90 cm
Cardiff Council

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Charles III (b.1948), when HRH Prince of Wales
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH Prince of Wales
W. S. Tait
Oil on board
H 45 x W 34.5 cm
National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

1987

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH Prince Charles
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Royal Academy of Arts
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH Prince Charles 1987
Patrick Procktor (1936–2003)
Oil on canvas
H 67 x W 46 cm
Royal Academy of Arts

1989

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester
© the artist. Photo credit: Grosvenor Museum
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester 1989
Tom Wood (b.1955)
Oil on birch-faced plywood panel
H 152.4 x W 157.5 cm
Grosvenor Museum

1994

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Gordon Highlanders Museum
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales 1994
Neil Foster
Oil on canvas
H 74 x W 62 cm
The Gordon Highlanders Museum

1995

Charles III (b.1948), when Prince of Wales
© the artist. Photo credit: Parliamentary Art Collection

HRH Charles, Prince of Wales

Charles III (b.1948), when Prince of Wales 1995
Andrew Ratcliffe (b.1948)
Oil on canvas
H 89.7 x W 69 cm
Parliamentary Art Collection

1997

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Royal College of Psychiatrists
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales 1997
Michael Noakes (1933–2018)
Oil on canvas
H 183 x W 122 cm
Royal College of Psychiatrists

2000

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales
© the artist. Photo credit: The Gordon Highlanders Museum
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales 2000
Richard Stone (b.1951)
Acrylic on canvas
H 58 x W 49 cm
The Gordon Highlanders Museum

2000

The Royal Family: A Centenary Portrait
© the artist. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London
The Royal Family: A Centenary Portrait 2000
John Wonnacott (b.1940)
Oil on canvas on foamboard
H 366.3 x W 249.3 cm
National Portrait Gallery, London

2003

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales
© the artist. Photo credit: Cardiff Council
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH The Prince of Wales 2003
David Griffiths (b.1939)
Oil on canvas
H 151.5 x W 101 cm
Cardiff Council

2007

Charles III (b.1948), when HRH the Duke of Rothesay
© the artist. Photo credit: The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Charles III (b.1948), when HRH the Duke of Rothesay 2007
Georgina Barclay (b.1978)
Oil on canvas 
H 106 x W 85 cm
The Black Watch Castle & Museum