The King unveils York Minster statue of Queen Elizabeth II

The King unveils the statue. Photograph: Danny Lawson / PA wire

Here’s the moment the King unveiled a statue of his late mother, the Queen, on the West Front of York Minster.

The King has unveiled a statue to his ”beloved” mother for the first time since her death.

Speaking at the ceremony at York Minster, Charles said: “The late Queen was always vigilant for the welfare of her people during her life.

“Now her image will watch over what will become Queen Elizabeth Square for centuries to come.”

The 2m sculpture weighing 1.1 tonnes and made from lepine limestone from France was designed to celebrate the late Queen’s platinum jubilee and was completed in August, the month before her death.

Photograph: Danny Lawson / PA wire
Photograph: Danny Lawson / PA wire