Charles III: The Making of a King
Published by National Portrait Gallery.
Text by Alison Smith.
How photographers from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino have portrayed the UK’s new king across the decades
Celebrating the new king of the United Kingdom in the year of his coronation, this beautiful gift book includes a timeline of key events from 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, and including an introductory essay by the National Portrait Gallery’s Chief Curator Alison Smith, Charles III: The Making of a King 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.