To mark the Queen’s first visit to Weymouth, Dorset, in 50 years, sculptor Mark Anderson and his team built a beautiful Windsor sandcastle. The 9ft high sandcastle spreads over 140 sq ft and is a sight to behold. The sandcastle took the labors of five men and 300 hours to build. The magnificent sandcastle boasts of 20 turrets, 18 wall sections as well as the Royal Standard flag. The Queen was definitely left impressed by the sight of this majestic replica. She was even heard commenting to Prince Philip, who accompanied her that the sandcastle looked exactly like the real thing.
A unique gift to welcome the Queen, Her Majesty must have immediately felt at home on seeing this beautiful replica.