A statue inspired by the famous 1954 and 1969 portraits of the Queen by Pietro Annigoni. Her Majesty is shown in full Garter robes.
At a time of great concern about public fragmentation and the need for social cohesion the statue represents an enduring expression of the vital role of the Queen as an impartial symbol of national unity.
Designed by James Butler RA, one of Britain’s foremost figurative sculptors. His works adorn many different sites in London, and other cities around the world