Artist projects images in the sky of Queen and Prince Philip 'on the way to heaven' in moving tribute
LAUTERBRUNNEN, SWITZERLAND: A popular light artist paid a rather unique tribute to the Queen and Prince Philip by projecting their photos into the sky. The dazzling pictures show "the Queen on her way to heaven" as she holds hands with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, on clouds in the sky over mountains in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland.
The project by acclaimed light artist Gerry Hofstetter is titled "Traveling to the stars - The Queen of England on the way to heaven." The monarch peacefully passed away on September 8. Her husband died in April 2021 at Windsor Castle.
Hofstetter lit up the billowing clouds dotting the sky to pay a glorious tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in the unique light show.
Switzerland projects photos of the Queen, and the Queen with Prince Philip, on to clouds in the sky. pic.twitter.com/ObfAazBMFA— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 16, 2022
The artist grabbed international attention about three months ago during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, when he projected images in her honor onto the famous Swiss mountains in partnership with the British embassy in Switzerland.
To mark the #PlatinumJubilee, a light display by the🇨🇭artist Gerry Hofstetter has been projected onto 4 mountains in the Bernese Alps.— Swiss Embassy UK (@SwissEmbassyUK) June 2, 2022
It shows the #Jubilee Crown & a silhouette of HM The Queen and has been submitted to @GWR as a new record for the largest light art composition! pic.twitter.com/unBrrFr9MC
This comes after one royal fan spotted a figure in the clouds that reminded them of Her Majesty riding on a horse last week. The photo was taken last Sunday, September 10, in Wembley.
Another cloud. The Queen on a horse.. pic.twitter.com/domnrsBxjb— casmirblu🗣 (@casmirblu) September 14, 2022
Another well wisher shared an image of a cloud formation that resembled the Queen's countenance floating over an English town. The photo was reportedly captured just an hour after the illustrious sovereign passed away. "Driving home and Lacey starts shouting OMG! I panicked. Then she pointed this image out in the clouds," Leanne Bethell said on Facebook.
Tributes poured in from across the globe after the monarch passed away on Thursday, September 8, aged 96. MEAWW previously reported how a couple of artists created a gigantic mural of Her Majesty on the exterior of a building in Hounslow, West London. The artwork, created by artists Jignesh Patel and Yash Patel, is on a two-story building on Kingsley Road, near Hounslow East Underground station.
Hoping to create an everlasting memory of the late monarch, the two artists led a team of six and took sixty hours to paint the 10mx8m detailed portrait that could be displayed. "This artwork will not only give the tribute to the Queen but also will be a piece of art that will be enjoyed by thousands of people across the UK for many years to come," said the Patels, who run Creative Art Campus, in a statement.
MEAWW also reported how an eight-year-old girl wrote a heartwarming tribute left at Green Park saying she hoped the Queen reunites with the love of her life, Prince Philip. "If you see a lady with short curly hair, her name is Dede, then that is my great grandma," the young girl wrote in a poignant letter tucked among the sea of flowers in the Queen's honor at Green Park. The youngster wrote the letter in remembrance of her grandmother, who "followed the life of her Queen until she, unfortunately, passed away a few months ago."
The message read, "Dear Queen Elizabeth, A few days ago my mum told me that you were very ill and a few hours later she came to me with the sad news that you had passed away. I am thankful for everything you've done as a strong leader. I hope you will be reunited with Prince Phillip and if you see a lady with short curly hair, her name is Dede then that is my great grandma. Thank you for everything you have done. I love you." Below the photograph was a polaroid picture of the little girl's gran smiling while holding up a picture of Her Majesty.