More public institutions can apply for a portrait of The King

His Majesty The King’s Official Portrait Scheme has been extended to include hospitals, coastguard operations centres, job centres, universities, Church of England churches and other public institutions. 

From Wednesday 5th June 2024 more public institutions, as well as Church of England places of worship, will be eligible for a free portrait of His Majesty The King. Should they wish to, they can request one free framed portrait per establishment. The full press release can be found at this link to GOV.UK.

Portraits of Heads of State are a common feature in public buildings across the world and official portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and previous monarchs are currently on display in many public institutions in the UK. A range of organisations, including local authority buildings, Community Councils, community halls, schools, colleges and other public buildings can already apply.

The portrait (see image below), taken at Windsor Castle last year by photographer Hugo Burnand shows His Majesty wearing a Royal Navy uniform of an Admiral of the Fleet and official medals and decorations.

Further information, including how to order a portrait, is available on the GOV.UK website.