It’s been well over a year since Queen Elizabeth II passed away, but despite Her Maj’s widespread popularity in London and beyond, there are notably few statues of her – particularly in the capital.
Until now, that is. A brand-new statue of Queen Liz has been unveiled at the Royal Albert Hall. Made out of bronze, the statue sits at the building’s South Porch alongside another brand-new sculpture of Liz’s husband Prince Philip.
Both were made by sculptor Poppy Field and stand at over two metres tall, meaning they’re much taller than real-life. They sit at the opposite end of the building to statues of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert – who’re at the North Porch – and they were officially revealed on November 11 at a ceremony with King Charles III (who unveiled his mum’s statue) and Queen Camilla (who unveiled Philip).
The new statues of Liz and Phil were commissioned in 2020 to celebrate the RAH’s 150th anniversary. Here are some pics of the statues.
Time Out and London’s statues
London has countless statues, all of which mean something to someone (or mean something to a whole bunch of people). And we’re all for delving into statues’ stories and histories, from this recent deep-dive into six scandalous London statues to wondering why one random guy has seven separate memorials in the capital.
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