Windsor Greys Statue Unveiled: Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and Prince William in Attendance [PHOTOS]

By Alyssa Ashley Lucas
April 1, 2014 3:03 PM EST

Windsor Greys Statue Unveiled: Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and Prince William in Attendance [PHOTOS]

Surrounded by spring blossoms, Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and Prince William attend the unveiling of the Windsor Greys statue in Windsor southern England on Mar. 31, 2014.


In June 2013, reports of the ongoing sculpting of the two Windsor Greys statue crept up in headlines. According to the Horse & Hound (H&H) Web site, the horses' statue was made of bronzes, and was sculpted by Robert Rattray. The sculptor was reported to have spent a long amount of time to capture the detailed representation of the two horses named Storm and Daniel.


Mr Rattray told H&H that Storm is a "punchy, enthusiastic character" while Daniel is "rather cantankerous."


Windsor Greys are considered to be very important in the "ceremonial life" of the royal family of Britain. According to the official Web site of The British Monarchy, ten of the horses used by the royal family are Windsor Greys, which took their names when they were used to be kept at a town named Windsor during the Victorian times. Today, the royal family continues to use the Windsor Greys horses for pulling the Queen's carriage on state occasions.


On Monday, March 31, the Queen herself together with the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip and the Duke of Cambridge Prince William, walked amidst the spring blossoms and flowers that surrounded the location where the Windsor Greys life-sized statues were erected to attend and witness the unveiling of the statue that marks the sixty years of Queen Elizabeth's Coronation in 2013.


Well-wishers who were in attendance at the unveiling had the chance to talk to Prince William. Chair of the Windsor Greys Jubilee Appeal Rosemary Ussher was also in attendance. Before the unveiling, Rosemary Ussher was caught expressing her excitement on a statue update posted on the Windsor Greys Jubilee Appeal Web site.


"Just been to the Foundry today - absolutely fascinating - and the horses are fantastic!" Ussher said.

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