ROYAL CHARTERS

As a Scribe and Illuminator to HM Crown Office at the House of Lords, Tim carries out illuminated Royal Charters and other Letters Patent. These are are official documents issued by or on behalf of HM The Queen, granting privileges to individuals and institutions. They include appointments to the House of Lords and Supreme Court and the Instrument of Consent for the marriage of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

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Drapers royal charters
Royal Charter of the Drapers' Company, the latest in a series dating back to the 14th century. The border of mulberry incorporates Royal Ciphers of Monarchs who gave previous Royal Charters.
The initial E from a Letters Patent is traditionally gilded and decorated with part of the Royal Arms, in this case the English lion supporter.
MC Charter royal charters
Royal Charter of the Marylebone Cricket Club, the MCC. The extensive text is surrounded by a border of cricket bat willow, national flowers and other cricketing and Royal emblems.
MC Charter detail royal charters
The Royal Arms in a detail from the Royal Charter of the Marylebone Cricket Club.
MC Charter detail 2 royal charters
A detail from the Royal Charter of the Marylebone Cricket Club, showing the gilded initial 'E' with coronation regalia, the Ashes urn and the Father Time weathervane from Lord's.
Press Release royal charters
The Royal Charter of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies combines Western and Islamic traditions of design and illumination.
Press Release detail royal charters
The emblem of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, written and  gilded in Arabic script, in the centre of their Royal Charter.
Patron of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies royal charters
Tim meets HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, at the presentation of their Royal Charter.
Royal Marriage Consent royal charters
The Instrument of Consent, by which HM The Queen gave permission for the marriage of HRH Price William to Catherine Middleton.
Insurers Charter royal charters
Royal Charter of the Worshipful Company of Insurers, with a contemporary style border featuring heraldic symbols of insurance and the City.
Insurers Charter detail royal charters
A detail from the Royal Charter of the Worshipful Company of Insurers, showing heraldic motifs in the border and the initial 'E,' decorated with the UK floral emblems.
Insurers Charter royal charters
Detail showing a gilded salamander unharmed in the flames, from the border of the Royal Charter of the Worshipful Company of Insurers.