As we reacquaint ourselves with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip we are confronted with far darker storylines concerning the monarchy from 1956 to 1963.
A newly unveiled porcelain bust of the Queen has been criticised for looking more like Tom Hanks than HRH herself. The statue, which is the largest piece of Chinese white porcelain ever made, was made by Chinese artist Chan Dapeng as a “gesture of reconciliation” between China and Britain and is on display now at the Winter Art and Antiques Fair. It’s ended up looking a bit like Tom Hanks. Good for him.” Paul Harris who organized the display of the artist dubbed China’s “new Rodin” defended the work explaining that the piece was created under very difficult circumstances.