In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in front of a regal group of beings. But it wasn’t just the Royal Family, staff or adoring crowd in the streets below that stood honorably before her. It was in fact, The Queen’s Beasts, 10 heraldic statues representing Queen Elizabeth II’s rich genealogy.
Inspired by The Kings Beasts of Henry VIII, celebrating his marriage to Jane Seymour, The Queen’s Beasts were commissioned some 400 years later to celebrate the Coronation of Her Majesty The Queen. Not just an incredible sight, each beast comes with its own symbolism, and historic tale of adoption.
Meet the 10 Legendary Beasts that guarded the Queen's coronation at Westminster Abbey 1953. The beasts represent the Queen's lineage and include the following statues:
The Lion of England
The White Greyhound of Richmond
The Yale of Beaufort
The Red Dragon of Wales
The White Horse of Hanover
The White Lion of Mortimer
The Unicorn of Scotland
The Griffin of Edward III
The Black Bull of Clarence
The Falcon of the Plantagenets
Learn more about each beast here.
Each heraldic beast is carefully sculpted and hand cast in solid silver. Strictly Limited to 100 sets. Includes custom box and certificate booklet detailing each Queen's Beast and its unique heritage.