Prince Charles Erects Statue for the Late Queen Mother
Prince Charles has plans to pay tribute to the late Queen Mother by erecting a statue.
The 67-year-old royal has organised for a sculpture of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth – who died in 2002 – to be put up in Queen Mother Square in Poundbury, Dorset, which will be positioned opposite a pub named after his second wife the Duchess of Cornwall, to honour the influential women in his life.
And the Prince of Wales has called on sculptor Philip Jackson to create the masterpiece.
The statue will allegedly be made out of cast iron, and will stand at nine foot six inches, which is just over four foot taller than the height of his relative.
However, friends of the father of two – who has sons Prince William, 34, and Prince Harry, 31, with his former partner Princess of Wales – believe his actions are “typical” of him.
Speaking about the forthcoming plans to pay tribute to the women in his family, one close pal told the Mail Online: “It’s typical of Charles. He has managed to find a way to pay tribute to his beloved grandmother and his wife, and still make a mint for his sister-in-law.”
Meanwhile, Charles has called on his sister-in-law Annabel Elliot to re-vamp the interior of the pubs 20 bedrooms, and has been given over £1.5 million from the Duchy of Cornwall to renovate the building.
And the 69-year-old is set to pour the first pint next month when Charles opens the retirement development at Bows Lyon Court.