On 20 November 2018, HRH the Prince of Wales’ very first visit to the RCA since taking up his role of Royal Visitor in May. The Prince of Wales succeeded his father, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, who was Royal Visitor for 50 years from 1967, the year the Royal Charter was granted by Her Majesty The Queen.
The Prince of Wales participated in a demonstration of the ‘Hockney Press’, officially known as the John Haddon Etching Press, where he turned the wheel to produce an aquatint. The featured design was a drawing of the press, printed on the press itself by alumna Kristina Chan (MA Print, 2016) to mark the occasion of HRH’s 70th birthday and his first visit to the RCA. We gifted the Prince of Wales with a framed print in honour of his recent milestone birthday.
Video & text courtesty of RCA.