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The Queen virtually unveils her Statue in Australia


The Queen virtually unveils her Statue in Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today for the first time unveiled her own statue virtually. Talking to Governor of South Australia Hieu Van Le, and Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia from the Windsor Castle, Her Majesty saw her statue made by sculptor Robert Hannaford AM (Member of the Order of Australia).

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today for the first time unveiled her own statue virtually.
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After seeing her statue, Queen joked, "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?"




Installed in the grounds of Government House in Adeliade outside the morning room, the sculpture depicts the Queen in a coat and hat carying her trademark Launer handbag. The sculpture is already very popular among the tourists and photographers. Mr Le told Her Majesty, "They feel very close to you through standing in front of the statue".

he Queen was presented with a scale model of the statue - a ‘maquette’ - at the end of the meeting,
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The Queen was presented with a scale model of the statue - a ‘maquette’ - at the end of the meeting, which will be sent from South Australia to Her Majesty as a memento.

 
During the video call, Queen learned about the vaccine roll-out to key workers, the response to Covid-19
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During the video call, The Queen learned about the vaccine roll-out to key workers, the response to Covid-19 and the lifting of restrictions in South Australia.She also heard about the recovery from drought and bushfires and the cooperation between health services, police, government - and the resilience of the Australian people.

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