A national memorial to Elizabeth II will be announced in 2026 to coincide with what would have been her 100th birthday year, the Government has announced.
The Queen Elizabeth Memorial Committee will consider proposals for both a permanent memorial and a “national legacy programme” that will recognise her life of service.
It will be chaired by Lord Janvrin, one of the late Queen’s most loyal and trusted aides who served as her private secretary from 1999 to 2007.
He said: “It is an honour to be asked to chair the Queen Elizabeth Memorial Committee. It will be a unique challenge to try to capture for future generations Her Late Majesty’s extraordinary contribution to our national life throughout her very long reign.”
The committee will work closely with both the Royal household and the Government, taking its recommendations to the King and the Prime Minister for the final sign-off.
It will engage with the public to ensure that ideas and suggestions are considered from people from all walks of life.