04:14AM, Tuesday 02 October 2012
After weeks of rumours that it was going to happen, it has now been officially confirmed that the Queen will visit King Edward Court shopping centre on Tuesday afternoon to unveil the upward rising spiral of 60 spheres representing her years on the throne.
The tribute was designed by Windsor schoolgirl Caroline Basra, pictured, who will be presented to the Queen by chairman of the Jubilee committee Andrew Melville.
Performances from Windsor Girls’ School choir and a Windsor Boys’ and Girls’ combined band will precede the unveiling before Caroline presents a posy to the Queen.
Caroline, 15, designed the sculpture when she entered the Windsor and Eton Society competition to create a fitting tribute for the diamond jubilee. The Windsor Girls' School pupil said: “I am very excited about the unveiling of the diamond jubilee tribute and honoured to meet Her Majesty.
“Being involved with the project has been a great experience, seeing it go from an idea to a tribute in the town centre."
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.