People divided where Queen Elizabeth II statue might be erected – My London

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, there are rumours that a fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square could be erected in the future to remember the late monarch.

On Thursday, September 8, the Royal Family announced that The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral at the age of 96.

Her final resting place will be at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, where her mother and father are buried along with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.

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There is only one official tribute for Her Majesty in the whole of the UK

However, there are already talks of a tribute that could be later unveiled following the mourning period. One of these rumours would be a fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square in memory of The Queen, according to LBC.

Some are in favour of the idea, taking to Twitter to post their opinion. One person wrote: “How about a statue of the Queen on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square – can’t be worse than the modernist twaddle “they” usually erect there.”

A second said: “An one else think that they should ditch the low-grade art and have a statue of the Queen #fourthplinth in Trafalgar Square?”

A third said: “Now that hideous pile of cream has been removed from the 4th plinth at Trafalgar Square. Is it making way for a statue of the Queen?”

Since 1998, a fourth plinth has deliberately remained empty. Over the years it has played host to a number of quirky art installations, including a gigantic ice cream and an enormous bronze hand.



Over the years it has played host to a number of quirky art installations, including a gigantic ice cream

There is only one official tribute for Her Majesty in the whole of the United Kingdom. There is a full-sized statue erected in Windsor Great Park which was unveiled in 2002 to celebrate her Golden Jubilee.

The Jubilee Statue, which is a bronze equestrian statue presented by the Crown Estate depicting The Queen on horseback in the early 1970s by sculptor Philip Jackson.

A spokesman for the Greater London Authority, which is in charge for the fourth plinth, said: “A Queen Elizabeth II statue at a suitable location in London is a matter for His Majesty the King and the royal family to consider.”

Other people think that a tribute could include renaming parks, streets, racecourses and even London’s Heathrow airport.



Other people think that a tribute could include renaming parks

One person tweeted: “If you want to name something after the Queen open up a park or some sort of green space.”

Another said: “There needs to be a permanent monument to the Queen. I’d be for renaming Buckingham Palace the Palace of Elizabeth.”

A third said: “Rename all the streets in the CBD Elizabeth Street. C’mon we can make work! After all, the Queen worked so tirelessly 7 days a week for her whole life. Its the least we can do, surely.”

Trafalgar Square has a plinth at each of its four corners, with two carrying enormous sculptures of Henry Havelock and Charles James Napier. The third features a bronze statue of George IV who died in 1828.

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