A sculpture of a dead Prince Harry in military uniform is going on show at a London hotel, intended to honor those willing but unable to serve in Iraq.
It shows the prince lying with his head on a Bible and a vulture at his feet.
American Artist Daniel Edwards tells the BBC: “Prince Harry’s spirit must have died the day they told him he couldn’t serve. That’s what this memorial is about.”
Clarence House declined to comment. The metal sculpture will be displayed at the Trafalgar Hotel from October 11.
In May the head of the British Army, General Sir Richard Dannatt, said the prince would not be sent to Iraq due to “unacceptable risks” and a “number of specific threats” against him.
Edwards said the sculpture, placed before a Union Jack, shows the prince holding a lock of his mother’s hair.
The artist added that he intended to remove the ears from the sculpture, in reference to reports that militia leaders in Iraq said they planned to send him back to the Queen “without his ears.”
The sculpture will be unveiled to open the four-day Bridge Art Fair being held at the hotel.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.