SCHOOLS and public bodies across Evesham have been encouraged to apply for a free portrait of His Majesty King Charles III.
Town MP Nigel Huddleston has encouraged public authorities in Worcestershire ahead of the deadline on February 2.
The portrait, taken at Windsor Castle last year, shows His Majesty wearing a Royal Navy uniform of an Admiral of the Fleet and official medals and decorations.
To celebrate the new reign, a copy of the portrait is being offered to public authorities free-of-charge.
Applications are open for eligible institutions – including principal local authorities, courts, schools, police forces and fire and rescue services.
Celebrating the announcement, Mr Huddleston said:
“We have a proud tradition of placing a portrait of the Monarch in our public buildings, and I know many in my constituency currently display a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
“The historic accession and coronation of His Majesty The King marked a new chapter in our national story.
“It is right public authorities, so vital to the fabric of our society, have the opportunity to commemorate this moment.
“The offering of the new official portrait of His Majesty will enable organisations across my constituency and the UK to carry on this tradition.
“I strongly encourage all eligible organisations to apply as soon as possible.”
Eligible organisations should have received a communication informing them how to request a portrait at no cost.
These organisations can apply through the ordering portal online.
Any other public bodies who are eligible for the photo should contact [email protected].