Prince of Wales's private art collection goes on display at Buckingham Palace

Prince Charles puts royal family items on display at Buckingham Palace

Prince Charles puts royal family items on display at Buckingham Palace

Each summer, the queen leaves Buckingham Palace in London to spend the warmer months of the year in Scotland, at her private estate at Balmoral.

Prince and Patron celebrates the Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday and sees some of his own personal items alongside some of his favourite pieces from the Royal Family's historic collection.

One of the highlights includes a felt-hooded cloak that once belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte.

In audio commentary for exhibition visitors, Charles says about the cloak: "Since, as a child, I first caught sight of this cloak in the Grand Vestibule at Windsor, I have been fascinated by the sheer magic of the colour, the dashing pattern of the lining and the enthralling story of Napoleon himself which it conjures up". The family photo is framed on table in the exhibition.

A source told The Sun: 'They both agreed there was little they could do but they are very, very annoyed.

"It is meant to give a flavor of the Prince of Wales's owning residences and reflect his personal involvement", says Vanessa Remington, senior curator of paintings at the Royal Collection.

The pieces feature a specially painted coat of arms with the shield of the Duchy of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales's Red Dragon badge, and daffodils, the national flower of Wales.

According to Vanessa Remington, senior curator of paintings at the Royal Collection, Prince Charles insisted on adding a personal touch. The Prince's favorite art is being shown alongside works created by young artists supported by three charities which he has founded and is patron of: The Royal Drawing School, The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts and Turquoise Mountain.

Last May the Queen called an emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace, with speculation mounting that an announcement was to be made of Prince Philip's passing.