Portrait of Charles, Third Duke of Queensberry (1698-1778) was appointed Privy Councillor by George I, and Admiral of Scotland by George II.

The Duke quarrelled with George II over the refusal of a licence for Gay's 'Polly' and relinquished his appointments. However, he returned as Privy Councillor under George III and was appointed Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland.


Sir John Whitmore, Essex.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 1JD
0131 624 6200

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm. (6pm during August).

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