An independent body will announce plans for a permanent memorial to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in 2026 to mark the late monarch’s 100th birthday, the government said on Sunday.
The Cabinet Office said Robin Janvrin, Elizabeth’s former private secretary, has been appointed chair of the Queen Elizabeth Memorial Committee to consider proposals for a “proper tribute” to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch following her death in September 2022.
The Queen died aged 96 at Balmoral, her beloved Scottish castle estate, after 70 years on the throne.
Janvrin and other officials on the committee will consider Elizabeth’s life in public service and the causes she supported, and recommend plans for a national legacy program honoring the late Queen.
“It will be a unique challenge to capture for future generations the extraordinary contribution of Her late Majesty to our national life during her very long reign,” said Janvrin, who worked in various capacities at Buckingham Palace from 1987 to 2007.
The recommendations are presented to Elizabeth’s heirs, King Charles III, and to the Prime Minister.
In 1955 Elizabeth unveiled a statue of her father George VI. in the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.