Totem pole gifted to Queen Elizabeth II to be taken down

By The White House from Washington, DC; Public Domain

A totem pole gifted to the late Queen Elizabeth II is set to be taken down.

It has reached its natural lifespan and thus will be taken down this year with appropriate ceremonies.

The pole was given by the government of British Columbia in 1958. It stands near Wick Pond and Virginia Water, a spot the late monarch chose.

This decision has been reached after careful consideration, and long discussion with the First Nation Kwakwakaʼwakw peoples in British Columbia,” a Crown Estate spokesperson said.

Once the 30m pole is taken down, it will be laid in Windsor Great Park and remain an attraction. There’s been no decision yet on what will replace it.

Its sister pole, the Centennial Pole, in Vancouver, was taken down in 2018.

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