HM Witnesses Unveiling Of Statue Of Herself At Government House In Adelaide
Posted by karenl on March 1, 2021, 7:35 pm
"Speaking to the Governor of South Australia, Hieu Van Le, and Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia, Her Majesty, 94, smiled and chuckled at the new sculpture, which has been installed in the grounds of Government House in Adelaide and depicts the royal carrying her trademark Launer handbag.
The monarch's video call, which took place last Wednesday, was released by Buckingham Palace on the same day the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was transferred to St Bartholomew's Hospital in London for 'testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition' following a two-week stay at King Edward VII Hospital.
After seeing the statue, the monarch, who was speaking from Windsor Castle, remarked: 'I would think possibly it might be quite alarming to suddenly see it out of the window - you'd think, gracious, has she arrived unexpectedly?' "