First Queen Elizabeth II statue since her death to be unveiled with delegation of corgis

Up to 50 corgis will descend on the market town of Oakham on April 21 as the first statue of Queen Elizabeth II commissioned since her death is unveiled on what would have been her 98th birthday, Report informs referring to The Telegraph.

The late Queen has been immortalised alongside depictions of three of her corgis, one depicted peeking out from beneath her flowing state robes.

The 7ft sculpture will be unveiled in Rutland, Britain’s smallest county, where in a fitting tribute the star guests will be the four-legged members of the Welsh Corgi League.

After the unveiling, the dogs will be paraded from the statue as a lone bagpiper plays a lament.

The corgis were invited in celebration of the late Queen’s life-long, deep affection for the breed after she fell in love with the dogs as a child.

She owned more than 30 over the years, many of which were direct descendants of the first, Susan, which was given to her as an 18th birthday present by her parents in 1944.

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