The King George VI Memorial was removed from its original location on the Galleries main floor in the late 1990s, after a long-running feud between the city and the royal family.
The memorial is located on the corner of Spitalfields Street and King George Boulevard, across from the entrance of the National Gallery.
The controversial decision was criticised by the King’s daughter, Princess Diana, who said that she was saddened by the move.
“I have always been very upset by the removal of the memorial,” she said.
“It’s really sad that we will have to see the memorial removed. “
It’s a shame, but not surprising.” “
It’s really sad that we will have to see the memorial removed.
It’s a shame, but not surprising.”
In September 2015, the city’s planning department approved the removal, which took place without any consultation with the Queen.
The Queen’s representative said that the memorial should remain on the street and that the Queen had no involvement in the decision.
“This decision was made by the City of Kingston and the Mayor of Kingston as a result of consultation with all interested parties, including the families of those killed,” a spokesperson said.