Charles was always the arty one1 and now his charming childhood drawings of mummy and daddy–Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip–are up for auction, for charity.
There is also a cartoon-style illustration, thought to have been done between 1954 and 1956, which the young prince drew for his father. It shows a sailor receiving some "hair restorer" from an urn, together with a note, dated March 25, 1954, which reads: "Dear Papa, I am longing to see you in the ship, Love from Charles." … The King remains an enthusiastic artist, and a collection of his watercolors went on show in London last year. He has previously described painting as "one of the most relaxing and therapeutic exercises I know," adding that it "refreshes parts of the soul which other activities can't reach."
1. Anne: competent. Andrew: creepy. Edward: thick.