MPs back Prince Philip statue on The Mall in London

first_img whatsapp The Queen Mother’s statue, erected in 2009, cost £2m and was paid for by the production of a one-off five-pound coin that commemorated the Queen’s 80th birthday. Stefan Boscia Share Notice of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s death is displayed on the large screen at Piccadilly Circus (Getty Images) Also Read: MPs back Prince Philip statue on The Mall in London The Sunday Telegraph reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer both support the idea of erecting a statue of the Duke of Edinburgh nearby his in-laws. The Mall already has statues of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother alongside a statue of her husband King George VI. Sir Charles Walker, vice chairman of the 1922 committee of Tory backbenchers, told the Sunday Telegraph that a statue for the Duke of Edinburgh would be “a fitting tribute to mark a lifetime of public service and duty”. Every living US president paid tribute to the Duke, as did a host of European leaders and fellow royals. In a statement, incumbent Joe Biden said: “Over the course of his 99-year life, he saw our world change dramatically and repeatedly. From his service during World War II, to his 73 years alongside the Queen, and his entire life in the public eye — Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK, the Commonwealth, and to his family.” Sunday 11 April 2021 10:39 am Prince Philip is set to be commemorated with a statue along The Mall in London, after the idea gained cross-party backing by MPs. center_img Notice of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s death is displayed on the large screen at Piccadilly Circus (Getty Images) Also Read: MPs back Prince Philip statue on The Mall in London MPs back Prince Philip statue on The Mall in London whatsapp Tributes from world leaders for Prince Philip have flowed in over the past two days, after the Queen’s consort died aged 99 on Friday. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Barack Obama praised the Duke’s “extraordinary example”, while George Bush said that he had “brought boundless strength and support to the sovereign”. Any statue would likely cost millions of pounds, however a public appeal for donations could bypass the need to directly use taxpayer funds. Notice of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s death is displayed on the large screen at Piccadilly Circus (Getty Images) A source close to the Prime Minister said he would be on board with the idea, while a Labour source said “a statue would seem a fitting tribute for his years of service”. Show Comments ▼last_img

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