Statue Unveiling Invitation

From Dr Sarah Furness.

You are invited to the unveiling of Rutland’s memorial statue to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. I hope that it will be a happy family occasion and encourage as many people as possible to come. Dogs on leads are also very welcome!

The Rutland statue of our late queen, HM Queen Elizabeth II, is the first to be commissioned since her death. It will be officially unveiled on
what would have been her birthday as a fitting tribute to Britain’s longest reigning and possibly greatest monarch.
It was created in response to the depth of loss felt in Rutland on the late Queen’s death. Due to the incredible generous donations from local people
(95% of the cost was raised by many individuals and some businesses), sufficient funds were available for our Lord Lieutenant Dr Sarah Furness to
be able to commission a full-figure statue showing her in her prime.

Sculptor Hywel Pratley, a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and Society of Portrait Sculptors, was selected as the sculptor and has
done a magnificent job using a local foundry.
If you would like more information about the day please visit the Lord Lieutenants website at:

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