Prince Charles was an artist during the Royal Tour of Middle East. He captured Jordan and Egypt with watercolours

  • Prince Charles traveled with an artist for his Middle East tour. 
  • Tim Scott Bolton, a painter, captured historic landmarks they saw.
  • Charles and Camilla are expected to be presented the depictions of artist by the 74 year-old soon 

He is known to be a keen painter – but Prince Charles didn’t have time to crack out his own watercolours on his tour of the Middle East last week.

He instead traveled with Tim Scott Bolton (an official artist), who documented the historical sights they saw.

The 74-year-old will present his depictions of Christ’s baptism site in Jordan and the historic ruins of Umm Qais to Charles and Camilla soon.

Artist Tim Scott Bolton's depiction of the historic ruins of Umm Qais in Jordan

Artist Tim Scott Bolton’s depiction of the historic ruins of Umm Qais in Jordan

It isn’t the first time that the artist worked for the Royal couple.

He was a guest on the 2017 RAF flight out to Romania, Italy and Austria. But the RAF flight out was on his 70th birthday and he admitted arriving at Brize Norton ‘a little worse for wear’.

However, he was greeted with a gift from Charles – ‘a fine plate made by one of the Prince’s charities in Egypt’.

Britain's Prince Charles visiting the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, during his tour of the Middle East, in Alexandria, Egypt

During his Middle East tour, Prince Charles of Britain visited the Bibliotheca Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt. 

Of last week’s Middle East trip, Mr Scott Bolton said: ‘This tour has been wonderful but rather hurried.

‘When we’re back at home, I will present the paintings to the Prince at Clarence House.’

A source said: ‘As a patron of the arts and a keen amateur watercolourist, the Prince likes to create a record of the tour that goes beyond photography.’

The prince pays for the cost of the artist’s hire.