Plans for a permanent memorial to commemorate the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II will be unveiled by an independent body in 2026, coinciding with what would have been the late Queen’s 100th birthday.
The Queen Elizabeth Memorial Committee, chaired by Robin Janvrin, former private secretary to the late monarch, has been tasked with considering proposals for a fitting tribute to honour the Queen’s legacy of public service and the causes she supported throughout her 70-year reign.
The Committee will recommend plans for a national legacy programme to honour the late Queen’s contributions to the nation.
Janvrin, who served in Buckingham Palace from 1987 to 2007, acknowledged the unique challenge of capturing the Queen’s extraordinary contribution to national life.
The recommendations will be presented to King Charles III and the Prime Minister.
Queen Elizabeth II unveiled a statue of her father, George VI, on The Mall outside Buckingham Palace in 1955.