Exploring the Majesty of the Royal Albert Hall: 5 Captivating Insights into the Unveiling of Queen Elizabeth II’s Permanent Statue
Here are 5 things about the unveiling of the permanent statue of Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Albert Hall:
- The statue of Queen Elizabeth II was unveiled at the Royal Albert Hall by His Majesty The King, accompanied by Her Majesty The Queen, who also unveiled a sculpture of The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
- These two-meter bronze sculptures are part of a set of four sculptures added to the historic London venue. The other two sculptures depict Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. They fill the empty niches of the North Porch, which have been vacant since 1871, and the South Porch, added in 2003.
- The sculptures were created by the artist Poppy Field and were unveiled as part of a visit to the Royal Albert Hall for the Festival of Remembrance.
- The Royal Albert Hall has a rich history and strong connections with the British monarchy. Queen Victoria opened the venue, and Queen Elizabeth II, as its patron, made numerous visits over the years.
- These sculptures were commissioned as part of the Hall’s 150th-anniversary celebrations in 2021 and were created by sculptors supported by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), a charity dedicated to promoting excellence in British craftsmanship. The North Porch sculptures were funded by the Dangoor family’s Exilarch’s Foundation, while the South Porch sculptures were made possible by a donation from the David Brownlow Charitable Foundation.