Queen Mothers bronze statue unveiled in London

February 25th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, February 25 (ANI): A bronze statue in honour of the Queen Mother was unveiled by her daughter Queen Elizabeth in central London.

The statue was made to stand in front of the Queen Mothers husband King George VI as a centre-piece of a 2 million pound monument on The Mall.

The event saw the gathering of senior members of the Royal Family including Prince William, Prince Harry, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

The 9ft 6inch artwork was sculpted by Philip Jackson, who said he wanted to create the much-loved and inspiring royals sense of fun.

The Queen Mothers influence was felt for almost an entire century and she was well loved by a large part of the population,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

I wanted to give her animation because she was a very animated person - when you met her she was the life and soul of the party.

The wind is catching her robes, to give her a slight sense of movement, and she has the slightest vestiges of a smile, he added.

Prince Charles also paid a touching tribute to his darling grandmother, saying: At long last my grandparents are reunited in this joint symbol, which in particular reminds us of all they stood for and meant to so many during the darkest days this country has ever faced.

All of us gathered here today will I know miss my darling grandmothers vitality. (ANI)

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