Samsung brings the monarchy's most beloved pets to The Frame TV

Mike Wheatley

As fans of the Royal Family get ready for the historic Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort this weekend, Samsung Electronics has announced the timely addition of select artworks from the Royal Collection to the Samsung Art Store.


The Royal Collection is considered to be one of the most significant collections of art in the world, held in trust by the King for his successors and the U.K. nation.

The Samsung Art Store is a digital portal that enables owners of Samsung’s The Frame TV to purchase more than 2,000 pieces of digital art. It’s home to dozens of masterpieces from the world’s most famed artists and museums, including works from the likes of Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli.

Samsung’s The Frame is an iconic television that is renowned for its ability to double as a digital canvas. It’s designed to look just like a framed picture, and is therefore capable of being hung onto a wall and blending effortlessly into any decor, displaying different works of art when it’s not being used to watch movies and shows. It has proven to be a big hit with minimalist interior designers especially.

As of today, owners of The Frame now have an additional 14 artworks from the “Royal Dogs” collection. The images are all digital replicas of famous paintings from renowned artists including Charles Burton Barber, Sir Edwin Landseer, Thomas Musgrove Joy, Gilbert Sprague and George Stubbs. The works depict some of the Royal Family’s most beloved canine friends from across the ages.

The late Queen Elizabeth II was well known for her love of corgis, but she’s not the only member of royalty to have a love affair with our furry, four-legged friends. Way back in Charles I’s 17th century reign, the then-monarch adopted a breed that would become known as the King Charles spaniel. Later, in the early 19th century, Queen Victoria commissioned Sir Edwin Landseer to paint Dash the spaniel - her childhood companion. Later, she commissioned a second painting of Eos the greyhound, who was born in Germany and travelled to England along with her husband Prince Albert.

Queen Victoria was also said to be fond of collies, dachshunds and pugs, while King Edward VII was known to favour terriers. King George V, who succeeded Edward, kept a variety of dogs including terriers, labradors and other working breeds.

Daria Greene, Global Curator at the Samsung Art Store, said the South Korean company was “honoured to help extend the reach of the Royal Collection through Samsung’s unparalleled digital art experience, especially at this historic moment and with a collection that celebrates the love for pets that so many families share.”

Samsung also reminded users that its free and ad-supported Samsung TV Plus service will provide Royalty lovers from around the globe with various options for watching the coronation of King Charles III. On Saturday, Samsung TV owners can tune into ABC News’s live coverage of the event starting at 5 a.m. ET, with a replay at 10 a.m. In addition, channels such as Sky News, NBC News NOW, TODAY All Day and LiveNOW will also screen live coverage of the event.