Prince and Patron, Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

Buckingham Palace, London
July 2018 - September 2018
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Emerald Necklace
Afghan History Carpet

To mark the 70th birthday of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales this year, visitors to the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will enjoy a special display featuring a number of works of art personally selected by His Royal Highness, including works by the artisans of Turquoise Mountain.

HRH The Prince of Wales has enjoyed a life-long passion for art, inspired by the treasures in the Royal Collection. As patron of several arts charities, HRH has promoted the creation and understanding of art worldwide and has worked to encourage the revival of dying arts and to maintain traditional skills for the benefit of artists and communities. In this year’s Buckingham Palace Summer Opening, running from 21 July to 30 September, The Prince of Wales's favourite art works will be shown alongside works created by artists sponsored by three charities of which the prince is patron: The Royal Drawing School, The Prince's School of Traditional Arts and Turquoise Mountain.

Among the Turquoise Mountain works on display are a geodesic dome in walnut wood, created by expert classical carver Naseer Yasna (Mansouri) from Afghanistan; an emerald necklace, the result of a collaboration between Afghan jeweller Saeeda Etebari and international jewellery designer Pippa Small; and a walnut wood and mother of pearl chest, created by Ossama Al Nimer, Moataz Hamoush and Maher Darwish from Turquoise Mountain Jordan.

Set amongst works chosen from the Royal Collection by HRH, as well as pieces produced by students of The Royal Drawing School and The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, these works will represent the breadth of the Prince of Wales’s interest in the arts and highlight the work he has done to ensure artistic traditions continue to thrive.

July 2018 - September 2018

The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, SW1A 1AA

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