Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II virtually unveiled, from Windsor Castle, a new statue of herself by Australian sculptor Robert Hannaford AM (Member of the Order of Australia).
The Queen’s statue has been installed in the grounds of the Government House in Adelaide, South Australia.
- THE QUEEN HELD VIRTUAL AUDIENCES FROM WINDSOR CASTLE.
- NEW PORTRAIT OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II.
- THE QUEEN KNIGHTS CAPTAIN THOMAS MOORE.
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Queen Elizabeth’s virtually unveiled the statue during a video meeting earlier last week with the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le and the Honorable Steven Marshall MP Premier of South Australia.
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“Good morning. Well that’s good morning to me. I don’t know what time of day it is to you!”The Queen
The Queen also received an update in the region, including the vaccination rollout to key workers, the response to Covid-19 and the lifting of restrictions in South Australia
Her Majesty also heard from the Governor about the recovery from drought and bushfires in the area at the start of 2020, and from the Premier about how cooperation between health services, police, government – and the resilience of the Australian people – has been instrumental in their frontline response to the pandemic.Embed from Getty Images
For the video call, The Queen wore her Pearl Trefoil Brooch.Embed from Getty Images
The Queen was presented with a scale model of the statue – a ‘maquette’ – at the end of the meeting, which will be sent from South Australia to Her Majesty as a memento.
Her Majesty, as Head of the Commonwealth, has visited Australia 16 times over her reign.Embed from Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II and Australian Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies (1894 – 1978) arrive at a state banquet in Canberra during the Queen’s tour of Australia, 1954.Embed from Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II visited the Town Hall in Sydney with Emmet McDermott (1911 – 2002), Lord Mayor of Sydney, during her tour of Australia, May 1970. She was there in connection with the bicentenary of Captain Cook’s 1770 expedition to Australia.Embed from Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on October 9, 1982 in Brisbane, Australia during the Royal Tour of Australia.Embed from Getty Images
The Queen spoke at the opening of the rennovations to the Sydney Opera House, her first official engagement during her Australian tour on March 13, 2006 in Sydney, Australia.
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- LADY SARAH CHATTO AND QUEEN ELIZABETH AT CHURCH.
- QUEEN ELIZABETH II AT THE 750TH ANNIVERSARY OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY.