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Old 12-19-2008, 06:18 AM
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Queen Mother Memorial Opening, The Mall, London: 24 February 2009

It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty The Queen accompanied by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will unveil the new memorial to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on Tuesday,February 24th 2009 in the Mall, London SW1

Nearer the time please psot any photographs of the unveiling ceremony or the memorial or links to stories etc. regarding the Memorial.
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IT is the Queen Mother as she is most fondly remembered. At the races, sitting with her corgis in the garden and, most poignantly, looking the East End in the eye during the London blitz.

The Queen Mother and all her passions unveiled - Times Online
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:00 AM
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The tribute will include a bronze statue of the royal matriarch in Order of the Garter robes and will stand beneath a sculpture of her late husband King George VI, off The Mall in central London.

Details of £2 million memorial to Queen Mother unveiled - Telegraph
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The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Prince Harry will attend the unveiling of the Memorial to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in The Mall, London.

The Prince of Wales - Tuesday 24th February 2009
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Cast in bronze, her ever-present smile shines through with a warm glow.
Tomorrow a statue celebrating the life of the Queen Mother will be unveiled close to Buckingham Palace.
The 9ft figure depicts her wearing Order of the Garter robes

Queen Mother immortalised in bronze as memorial statue is finally ready to be unveiled | Mail Online

Some reasonable first pictures.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:55 AM
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The following members of the Royal Family will be present at the Memorial Unveiling

Her Majesty The Queen
His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall
His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales
His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales
Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent

There has been no confirmation of attendance by The Duke of York or his daughters or by Princess Alexandra.

I am sure that others too will attend: Lord and Lady Linley, Mr. Daniel and The Lady Sarah Chatto, The Gloucester or Kent families, The Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, The Queen Mother's Scottish Family etc.

The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Dame Frances Campbell-Preston, The Hon. Mrs. Rhodes etc. as the Former Household-in-Waiting.

Members of The Government and representatives of regiments etc. with which Her Late Majesty was connected.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:35 AM
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From Skydragon's Mail Online link:

"Cast in bronze, her ever-present smile shines through with a warm glow."

Hmmm... after that eternally warmly-glowing bronze, good luck to any biographer who is brave enough to try and penetrate the layers of chiffon and ostrich feathers for an accurate portrayal of her character.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:49 AM
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Statue of Queen Mother prepared for unveiling, 23/02/2009.

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http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/EIvMB...ared+Unveiling
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I think that it's quite appropriate that the Queen Mother be remembered for the role that she played as Queen Consort. Regardless of her nasty side, which is often hinted at, she did show the courageous face of Britain during WWII. Many people had their "finest hour" during that time, and the QM was no exception.

Don't worry, Warren. A nice statute doesn't preclude a tell-all biography.

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From Skydragon's Mail Online link:

"Cast in bronze, her ever-present smile shines through with a warm glow."

Hmmm... after that eternally warmly-glowing bronze, good luck to any biographer who is brave enough to try and penetrate the layers of chiffon and ostrich feathers for an accurate portrayal of her character.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:53 AM
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According to Buckingham Palace the memorial will be unveiled at 12 noon, you can view it from St James's Park side of the Mall and are advised to arrive early.

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The ceremony will also be shown by BBC News 24 and by SkyNews live
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ITN Article about the opening
Articles | Queen Mother memorial unveiled - ITV News

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The Press Association: Queen unveils memorial to mother
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Getty Image's coverage of the ceremony.

Camilla should have been told- no black and navy (her outfit is dire!)
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I'm very sorry to say that but I think that the statue is ugly
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The loveliest outfit the Queen has I think. The colour, the trim, the fit, the fur...simply devine!

So classy are the black gloves! Such a fashionista without even really paying attention to trends, as we, the general public, know them. HM truly is timeless!
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HM looks great in this outfit ! and all the members of the royal family looks great specialy tha DOC and COW !
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HM's hat looked terrible, all that fur!
Sophie, the hat was so awful.
Camilla, blue dress and hat, wonderful, spoiled by the black jacket.
Harry's tiny tach.
The gents, not bad, weather OK QEQMs memorial - Brilliant!

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Agree with Sky, Camilla's outfit was spoilt by the cape / shawl thingie. Nice new diamond and pearl earrings, not sure I have seen these earlier. I thought Sophe's dress was very smart, but the hat was just wierd. Beatrice did not look great, but that is no surprise!
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I have to post this because if the memorial wasn't today, I went to the wrong event or I have been abducted by aliens! ------

The national memorial to the Queen Mother, which was unveiled by the Queen yesterday in the presence of three generations of the Royal Family, depicts her at 51 which was her age when her husband died.

National monument to the Queen Mother unveiled by the Queen - Telegraph



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Another article - I had to laugh about the title

Princesses give the minister's wife a lesson in fashion at unveiling of Queen Mother memorial
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The speech by HRH The Prince of Wales and the article from Clarence House
The Prince of Wales - The Queen unveils a memorial to Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother on The Mall, London

The Prince of Wales - A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales for the unveiling of the memorial to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Mall, London
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