Illustrated London News - Coronation Edition

The RWHA, together with QEST, was delighted to collaborate with The Illustrated London News (ILN) on their publications to mark the Coronation, and to be featured together with Warrant-holding companies.

The Illustrated Coronation Edition, published in the run-up to the Coronation was the first of a pair, the second being published post-Coronation, which drew on ILN’s unique archive having been the world’s first pictorial magazine and an authoritative reporter of national celebrations. 

ILN also commissioned a portrait of His Majesty King Charles III – the first since he ascended the throne – which featured on the front cover.  Painted by QEST Scholar, Alastair Barford, in just two weeks from a study and photos of His Majesty at work at a global biodiversity reception at Buckingham Palace, it is the first painting of The King where the artist was able to observe the Monarch first-hand.

50p per copy sold went to QEST.