The framed portrait and the delivery are free of charge.

The picture of His Majesty The King is A3 sized, 420mm high and 297mm wide. The framed portrait is 640mm high and 510mm wide. It weighs approximately 3 kilograms.

The picture of His Majesty The King is printed on high quality paper and mounted in a glazed frame of FSC certified oak.

The framed portrait includes a number of different materials and care has been taken to ensure sustainability of materials and minimisation of the environmental impact in the material used in the production of the portraits and packaging and also the processes used.

The image of His Majesty The King was taken at Windsor Castle last year by photographer Hugo Burnand and shows His Majesty wearing a Royal Navy uniform of an Admiral of the Fleet and official medals and decorations.

The delivery of portraits will be organised to maximise efficiency and minimise cost and environmental impact. We are not guaranteeing a specific delivery window in order that both production and delivery can focus on efficiency.

There is no obligation to take down portraits and likenesses of Her late Majesty when a new portrait is acquired. This follows previous practice as in some institutions, portraits and likenesses of previous Monarchs remain on display.

We anticipate a portrait will also be available commercially in due course.

Public authorities eligible for this scheme include ministerial and non-ministerial government departments; executive agencies; executive and advisory NDPBs; councils; state-funded schools and education providers (including nurseries and specialised schools); prisons; courts; police forces; fire and rescue services; and a very small number of other public authorities not captured by these definitions.

Town, Parish and Community councils and Ministry of Defence-sponsored cadet forces are also eligible to apply.

This scheme has been extended to include Hospitals, Universities, Job centres, Coroners’ Courts, The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Services, HM Coastguard operation centres and Church of England Churches.

The Church of England is the Established Church in England, meaning that it is established by law and has a unique relationship with the State.

As well as being Head of State, The King is also Supreme Governor of the Church of England. There are no other churches that are established in the same way, for example, the Church of Scotland, the Church of Ireland or the Church in Wales.

Because of this, the Government considered it appropriate for Church of England places of worship to be offered a portrait as part of this scheme.

Other churches / faiths can of course purchase a portrait when commercial options are available in due course.

This scheme is providing one portrait free of charge to eligible public authorities on request. We anticipate a portrait will also be available commercially in due course.

There is no obligation for any organisation to request a portrait and participation in the scheme is entirely voluntary.

It is anticipated that the portrait may be hung in reception areas, function rooms, boardrooms and similar locations where the portrait may be on display to staff and visitors of that building. In the case of hospitals, excluding clinical areas.

The portrait is supplied with a robust single point method for hanging and weighs approximately 3 kilograms. The portrait may be hung in a very wide variety of locations and it is the responsibility of the public authority to ensure the portrait is hung using suitable methods for the chosen location and in particular authorities should consider multipoint fixing methods in locations where it may be bumped or dislodged.

Both environmental and sustainability impacts have been taken into full consideration during the selection of materials and processes to manufacture the portraits.

The HMK portrait deliveries will commence in mid-June for new orders. Once your order is despatched you will receive an email confirmation a few days before delivery.

If you have a query about your delivery please raise this via the query form link.

We aim to authorise your registration within 48 hours, and once approved you will receive an email confirming your acceptance onto the scheme containing your log in details (please note this process may take up to a week in exceptional circumstances).

Please fill out a form here to report this. The team will respond to you within 48 hours, during normal business hours.

Cubiquity Limited have been engaged to operate the HMK Portrait Scheme on behalf of HM Government.