UK's Prince Philip is set to be immortalised in London's Trafalgar Square
Queen Elizabeth's husband is the longest serving consort in the history of British royal history. The Duke of Edinburgh — Prince Philip — will be immortalised on Trafalgar Square after his death, according to reports in the UK newspapers.
According to the Sunday Times, a memorial statue of the 98-year-old Duke of Edinburgh will be comissioned when he dies to be displayed on the square’s famous “fourth plinth”.
So what's so special about the forth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square? Well, that space has traditionally been reserved for the contemporary art sculpture commissions since 1999.
However, the Daily Mail ahas reported that the original plan for for the fourth plinth to house the statue of Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince Philip retired from public service in 2017, after almost seven decades of carrying out work as a full-time member of the royal family.
At the time, Buckingham Palace said in a statement:
"His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen."