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Chair of the Queen Elizabeth Memorial Committee announced

LORD JANVRIN, former Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II, has been appointed as Chair of the newly established Queen Elizabeth Memorial Committee, the Deputy Prime Minister has announced.

The Queen Elizabeth Memorial Committee will be an independent body responsible for considering and recommending proposals for a memorial to Queen Elizabeth II. It will be jointly supported by the UK Government and the Royal Household .

The Committee will develop proposals for both a permanent memorial, and a national legacy programme that will allow everyone in the UK to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s life of service.

The UK Government will support the proposals, and will consider funding options as proposals develop.

The committee will consider Her Late Majesty’s life of public service throughout her long reign and the causes she supported. The Committee will also engage with the public to ensure ideas and suggestions from across the UK are captured.

The plans will be unveiled to coincide with what would have been Her Late Majesty’s hundredth birthday year in 2026.

A range of senior figures and experts will be appointed to develop ideas and bring recommendations to The King and the Prime Minister. These further appointments to the Committee will be announced in due course.

Commenting on his appointment Lord Janvrin 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.

Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden said:

Queen Elizabeth II was our longest reigning Monarch and greatest public servant. Lord Janvrin will now begin the important work of designing a fitting tribute to her legacy of service to our nation and the Commonwealth.

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