The King and Queen attended the British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall and, while they were there, they unveiled two statues that are incredibly meaningful for the Royal Family.
The King unveiled a statue of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, while The Queen helped unveil one of His Majesty’s father, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The statues have been erected in honour of the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary.
Artist Poppy Field created the two bronze statues that are on the South Porch facade. On her website, she explains: ”I was selected to sculpt Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for the South Porch. I am grateful to have been entrusted with this responsibility; it has been an extraordinary privilege and the project of a lifetime.”
Poppy also noted that ”Queen Elizabeth II gave us a sense of stability and continuity during times of enormous social change. Throughout this, Prince Philip, a man as modern as tomorrow, was her “strength and stay”.
Before they entered the venue for the Festival, The King unveiled the statue of his mother and The Queen unveiled the statue of the late Duke.
The King and Queen were joined by the Royal Family for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance.