Greenlit: Royal Paintbox, ITV
Royal Paintbox (1 x 60′) – A documentary showing HRH The Prince of Wales exploring the Royal Family’s artistic roots, which can be traced back to Queen Victoria and beyond.
The film features The Prince of Wales revealing an extraordinary treasure trove of rarely seen work by his forebears, many of whom were accomplished amateur artists. The Prince traces his family’s love of painting through the generations, touching on artwork produced by, among others, his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria, King George III and stretching back to Mary Queen of Scots. It goes behind the scenes to discover how growing up against a background of great art inspired The Prince of Wales to paint and how painting fits into the busy life of the heir to the throne.
The film also features conversations with The Prince of Wales at his residences, along with contributions from a range of figures including Countess Mountbatten of Burma, professional working artist Sarah Armstrong Jones, daughter of Princess Margaret, speaking in her first ever interview and Royal Academy of Arts chief executive Charles Saumarez-Smith.
Set against the spectacular landscapes of the royal estates and containing insights into how The Prince of Wales’s produces his own watercolours and other works by members of the Royal Family past and present, Royal Paintbox explores a colourful palette of intimate family memory and observation.
Producer: Foxtrot Films
TX: April 2013
Source: ITV press release