Anne of Denmark; King Charles I when Prince of Wales; King James I of England and VI of Scotland by Simon De Passe

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The second son of King James VI of Scotland and Anne of Denmark, Charles was born in Dunfermline Palace, Fife, on 19 November 1600. At a Protestant ceremony in the Chapel Royal at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh on 23 December 1600, he was baptized by David Lindsay, Bishop of Ross, and created Duke of Albany, the traditional title of the second son of the King of Scotland, with the subsidiary titles of Marquess of Ormond, Earl of Ross and Lord Ardmannoch.

By the way they are dressed in the painting, the family on King James VI is very wealthy. They all have a slight smile on their faces, but because of the father’s mustache, he looks like he is frowning a bit. This family portrait can be indirectly hinting the importance of family. “No family is perfect… we argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end, family is family… the love will always be there.”

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