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A new statue of and her beloved corgis is set to be unveiled.

Throughout the the late monarch’s 70-year reign, she became known around the world for her love for Pembroke Corgis, turning the dogs into a symbol of British royalty. 

The incredible sculpture, which features the Queen dressed in official royal robing, stands at 7ft tall and was created using 800 kilos of clay, reports .

The never-before-seen statue is designed by British sculptor Hywel Brân Pratley, https://dogcaretip101.blogspot.com/ and once completed will be available for viewing pleasure outside Oakham Library, in Rutland.

Chief commissioner of the project, Dr Sarah Furness, the Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, said she wanted to erect something that reflected the monarch’s ‘warmth and humanity’.

British sculptor Hywel Brân Pratley (pictured) working on his 7-foot-tall sculpture of the late Queen Elizabeth II in his London studio

She explained: ‘I wanted something that reflected Her Majesty as a Queen rather than as a person for posterity.But we wanted to do something that reflected her warmth and humanity too’.

Dr Furness said the idea came to her unexpectedly following an outpouring of sentiment from the local community, who wished to console the loss of the sovereign.

Currently, there stands just one full-sized statue of Her Majesty in the whole of the UK, which was erected in Windsor Great Park in 2002 to mark the Golden Jubilee.

However Mr Pratley, 51, adds that this statue will focus on the Queen in her youth, as well as feature her dressed in state robes.

Sarah Ferguson (pictured with the corgis she adopted after the Queen died) says the dogs are recovering from their grief

The Queen (pictured) kept corgis throughout her life.After her death last September, her two dogs were adopted by Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

Speaking of his inspiration behind the sculpture, he added: ‘I very quickly thought that I would like to have a corgi nestling in her robes by her feet because what a great symbol it is, artistically, of her being mother of a nation. The dogs and us able to shelter under Her Majesty’.

He hopes that  will take on the special honour of unveiling the statue, adding that Buckingham Palace is aware of its erection.

The Queen owned dozens of corgis throughout her life, many of which were descended from her first corgi, Susan.

The pets, who were beloved by the Queen, turned up to show their respects during the procession to Windsor Castle this afternoon 

The royal aides looking after the late Queen’s beloved Corgis were seen given them a sympathetic stroke as the Monarch’s committal service went underway 

Her two surviving dogs, Muick and Sandy, who were entrusted to the Duke of York after the Queen died and are currently being taken care of by Sarah Ferguson.

The Queen’s love of Corgis stretches back to her childhood, when her father King George VI bought Princess Elizabeth and her younger sister Princess Margaret a Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi when she was seven.

King George brought one named Dookie home for her and Princess Margaret, after they played and fell in love with Viscount Weymouth’s own Corgi.

The King and Queen Mother tried to breed Dookie, and a few years later he had two puppies with another mate, who were named Crackers and Carol.

The Queen’s love of Corgis stretches back to her childhood, when her father King George VI bought Princess Elizabeth and her younger sister Princess Margaret a Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi when she was seven. Pictured aged ten with two Corgis 

Throughout her reign, the Queen was photographed with her beloved Corgis and Dorgis on numerous occasions and it is believed she has owned as much as 30 of them throughout her life (pictured with her pets at the Windsor Horse Trials)

Susan arrived in 1944 for the Queen’s 18th birthday, and they quickly became inseparable.

The Queen loved Susan so much that she joined the Monarch and Prince Philip on honeymoon in 1947.

Susan soon began her won Corgi dynasty, with Sugar, who was Prince Charles’ and Honey, who went to the Queen Mother.

The Queen’s love of the breed quickly became one of the things she was most known for around the world.

Her Majesty owned more than 30 dogs throughout the years.Her latest, which were acquired in 2021, are believed to have been gifts.

The news comes after a call-out was made by Ministers to the country to suggest the .

Millions have been invited to come up with an idea for a fitting memorial for her remarkable 70 years of devoted service to the nation.

The new statue was commissioned by Rutland’s Lord-Lieutenant, Dr Sarah Furness, and the finished bronze sculpture will be placed outside Oakham Library in Rutland.(Pictured: A Statue of the Queen in Gravesend, Kent )

A National Memorialisation Committee has been set up to establish a permanent memorial and to explore how a legacy project could benefit Britons. 

A Government source told the Mail on Sunday that for the first time, public representations would be considered.

One early – and controversial – suggestion was to replace the Memorial outside Buckingham Palace with something in Elizabeth II’s honour. But that was swiftly rejected. 

The independent advisory committee – whose membership is yet to be established but which should be announced before the anniversary of the Queen’s death on September 8 – was set up by the Prime Minister and is led by the Cabinet Office.

It is understood it will use a two-pronged approach: setting up a permanent physical memorial such as a statue, funded by public donations, while also launching a legacy community scheme.

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The plans will be presented to the King before being publicly announced.

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