Charles III

The Making of a King



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Charles III: The Making of a King highlights the most important portraits of King Charles III from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection.

Charles III: The Making of a King celebrates King Charles III in the year of his coronation. Follow Charles’ life from a baby, his investiture as Prince of Wales to becoming king through the National Portrait Gallery’s collection of portraits and photographs of Britain’s newest monarch. From the same publisher that brought to you Elizabeth II: Princess, Queen, Icon.

The beautiful gift book includes a timeline of key events from King Charles’ life, and explores the future of the monarchy through photographs and paintings of the wider royal family, including Diana, Princess of Wales, Camilla, Queen Consort, William and Catherine, Prince and Princess of Wales, Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Prince George of Wales.

Presenting family photographs alongside important formal portraits, this book features works by key artists who have depicted the King from 1948 to the present day, such as Nadav Kander, Cecil Beaton, Marcus Adams, Lisa Sheridan, Lord Snowdon, Joan Williams, Patrick Lichfield, Norman Parkinson, Bern Schwartz, Carole Cutner, Bryan Organ, Terence Donovan, Nicola Philipps and Mario Testino.

Additional information

Weight 574 g
Dimensions 17.7 x 22.6 cm
Publisher name National Portrait Gallery Publications
Publication date 20 June 2023
Number of pages 128
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Alison Smith
Dimensions 17.7 x 22.6 cm
Weight 574 g


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Alison Smith, Chief Curator, at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Her recent publications include Edward Burne-Jones (2018), and Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites (2017).