Statue of Elizabeth II
The statue on the day of unveiling
53°57′44″N 1°05′00″W / 53.9621246°N 1.0832111°W / 53.9621246; -1.0832111
LocationYork Minster
DesignerRichard Bossons
MaterialFrench lepine limestone
Completion dateAugust 2022
Opening date9 November 2022
Dedicated toElizabeth II

A statue of Queen Elizabeth II was unveiled at York Minster on 9 November 2022 by King Charles III, two months after the Queen's death in September 2022. The 6ft 7in (2m) tall sculpture was intended to mark the late monarch's Platinum Jubilee and was completed in August 2022, a month before her death.[1] The statue, which stands in a niche on the minster's west front and weighs almost two tonnes, is carved from French lepine limestone.[2] It portrays the Queen wearing her Garter robes and the George IV State Diadem, and holding the orb and sceptre, symbols of authority.[2] The design was chosen by the Queen.[1] The statue was originally to have been unveiled in September 2022, but this was postponed owing to the Queen's death and state funeral that month.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "York: King Charles unveils first statue of Queen since her death". BBC News. 9 November 2022. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  2. ^ a b "York Minster unveils Queen's jubilee statue design". BBC News. 18 August 2021. Archived from the original on 5 September 2021. Retrieved 5 September 2021.