The Big Magazine Staff
Prince Charles Joins Instagram: @clarencehouse
November 12, 2019
The Prince of Wales has joined the popular social media platform Instagram on Tuesday (November 12) sharing his first-ever post to the @clarencehouse with 894k followers. The account is managed by the palace office and has documented his royal activities throughout the years. Today was the first day the 70 year-old Royal posted to the platform himself.
In his first caption regarding his upcoming trip to India he wrote:
“As I depart for India, on my tenth official visit, I did just want to convey my warmest best wishes to all of you in the Sikh Community in the United Kingdom, and across the Commonwealth, on the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji,” he wrote.
“The principles on which Guru Nanak founded the Sikh religion, and which guide your lives to this day, are ones which can inspire us all–hard work, fairness, respect, and selfless service to others. In embodying these values, Sikhs have made the most profound contribution to the life of this country, and continue to do so, in every imaginable field, just as you do in so many other places around the world.”
This week, as Sikhs everywhere honor the founder of your faith, my wife and I wanted you to know just how much your community is valued and admired by us all, and that our thoughts are with you at this very special time,” - HRH The Prince of Wales
This following the news that Prince Charles was discovered to have been scammed after renown counterfeit artist Tony Tetro claimed three paintings displayed in Dumfries House, Scotland, as his work. They valued the artworks at a combined total of £104m, including a reproduction of one of Claude Monet’s water lilies paintings besides Picasso and Dali fakes. Tetro in a renown art forger with over 40 years of history in creating some world’s best art copies.
The scam has been coined as the “biggest counterfeit art scandal in Royal Family history” after his foundation was found to have accepted a series of false paintings and put them on display. The Clarence House Foundation said they accepted these works in good faith and they don’t authenticate these pieces of art. Clarence House confirmed that the paintings have since been removed from display at Dumfries House.