The Earl of Wessex has arrived in Winchester ahead of the opening of the new state-of-the-art St Alphege teaching building, and the unveiling of a bronze sculpture of his mother, Her Majesty The Queen.
The Earl of Wessex, will unveil a specially commissioned bronze in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Winchester today. The Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan, commissioned the bronze of Her Majesty The Queen for future generations to enjoy
It is being installed in the Great Hall in Winchester, following the example that took place in 1983 when the famous Royal Wedding Gates were commissioned for the wedding of The Prince and Princess of Wales.
The bronze sculpture is six feet in diameter. The Queen is shown wearing a necklace and diamond tiara. The surround for the bronze is a representation of the Hampshire Rose which provides an informal frame for the sculpture.