In Pictures: Charles views Charles as Prince of Wales visits Royal Academy

The Prince of Wales toured an exhibition of paintings in honour of his namesake Charles I on Monday evening.

Charles was treated to a private tour of the Charles I: King and Collector exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts by curators Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Per Rumberg.

The Prince of Wales arrives at the Royal Academy of Arts in central London (Andrew Matthews/PA)
The Prince of Wales arrives at the Royal Academy of Arts in central London (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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(Andrew Matthews/PA)
The Prince of Wales with curators Desmond Shawe-Taylor, right, and Per Rumberg (Andrew Matthews/PA)
The Prince of Wales with curators Desmond Shawe-Taylor, right, and Per Rumberg (Andrew Matthews/PA)
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
Charles is set to become king like his namesake but he will want to avoid the same grisly end (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Charles is set to become king like his namesake but he will want to avoid the same grisly end (Andrew Matthews/PA)

The prince was presented with a book and went on to enjoy an evening talking with guests following his guided tour.

The Prince of Wales is presented with a book during his viewing of the exhibition (Andrew Matthews/PA)
The Prince of Wales is presented with a book during his viewing of the exhibition (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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(Andrew Matthews/PA)
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
The Prince of Wales is joined by Charles Saumarez Smith, right, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy, as they meet directors of various institutes who have loaned art for the exhibition (Andrew Matthews/PA)
The Prince of Wales is joined by Charles Saumarez Smith, right, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy, as they meet directors of institutes who have loaned art for the exhibition (Andrew Matthews/PA)
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
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