It was a song deemed fitting to mark the happiness and joy of two royal weddings.
Now, Farewell to Stromness, a favourite with the royal family and composed by the Queen’s former master of music, has helped to inspire a new backdrop to one of the most ambitious celebrations commemorating the Platinum Jubilee.
The plans to fill the Tower of London’s moat with a sea of 20 million flowers to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne had already been expected to provide a dazzling visual spectacle.
An artist’s impression of how Tower Moat will look to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee
Visitors will plunge into the floral haven down a giant slide, traverse a huge woven willow nest and immerse themselves in a “swarm” of copper insect sculptures.
To add to the experience, a soundscape will