Friday, May 18, 2007

A statue commemorating the life of Britain's late Queen Mother has been unveiled.

The statue, which was revealed yesterday (17.05.07), shows her looking towards Buckingham Palace standing alongside the statue of her husband, the late King George VI.The statue will be mounted on a stone plinth off London's Mall and it'll be accompanied by panels showing scenes from the life of the Queen Mother and King George.A palace spokesman said: 'It is intended that the statues will show the king and queen at the same age, mounted on plinths simply inscribed with their names and the years of their births and deaths. However, their separation in the composition reflects the fact that Queen Elizabeth lived for another 50 years.' The winning design, by Donald Buttress and Donald Insall Associates and sculptors Philip Jackson and Paul day, was picked by Prince Charles.The Queen Mother died in 2002, aged 101.