The Queen unveils Windsor's Diamond Jubilee tribute designed by schoolgirl
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The Queen unveils the Diamond Jubilee tributre with the Mayor of the Royal Borough Colin Rayner.
Caroline Basra, of Windsor Girls' School, was the brains behind the sculptor.
HUNDREDS queued to catch a glimpse of The Queen as she unveiled a monument dedicated to her Diamond Jubilee today (Tuesday).
Her Majesty, wearing a heather dress and matching hat by Angela Kelly with a broach of amethyst shield, visited the King Edward Court Shopping Centre in Windsor to unveil a monument designed by Windsor Girls' School pupil Caroline Basra.
The Queen was introduced to dignitaries including the mayor of the Royal Borough Councillor Colin Rayner, Windsor MP Adam Afriye and Andrew Melville, chairman of Windsor and Eton Society's Diamond Jubilee tribute committee, before unveiling the sculpture placed between Waitrose and Daniel's department store.
Caroline won a competition run by the Windsor and Eton Society to design the monument for the Diamond Jubilee.
The Queen spoke to the 15-year-old after the unveiling and Caroline said: "It's been an unbelievable day. Something like this never happens to some like me, I'm just a normal schoolgirl. We spoke about the sculpture and she asked what I was taking in my GCSEs and if I would continue to design things in the future and I said maybe."
The monument was commissioned by the Windsor and Eton Society after they raised £50,000 of funding which included donations from the Royal Borough, the Windsor St George and Windsor and Eton Rotary Clubs and the Windsor and Eton Town Partnership.
The monument itself consists of 60 spheres reaching up into the sky to represent Her Majesty's 60 years on the throne.
This article appeared in Royal Borough Observer 09 Oct 12