Free Portrait of His Majesty The King for Town, Parish and Community Councils

12 February 2024

The accession of His Majesty The King marked a new chapter in our national story.

A new Reign means new national symbols as the face on our stamps, coins and banknotes gradually changes from Queen Elizabeth II to King Charles III.

Portraits of our past Monarchs also hang in public buildings across the United Kingdom.… from local council offices right up to 10 Downing Street.

They are a visible reminder of the institutions that tie our United Kingdom together.

To celebrate the new reign of His Majesty The King, the Cabinet Office announced a government funded voluntary scheme throughout the United Kingdom to allow public authorities to apply for a free, framed portrait.

The scheme launched on 14 November 2023 and is now open for applications from town, parish and community councils.

Your council falls within scope for this voluntary scheme.

You can view the image and apply for one free framed portrait per council using the link below:

His Majesty The King’s Portrait Scheme URL for Town, Parish and Community Councils

Once your registration has been accepted you can place an order and provide delivery details.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 28 March 2024.

Please refer to the FAQs for any specific questions about the portrait and the scheme itself.

For further queries, please email [email protected]

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