Speaking to GB News host Dan Wootton, Daily Express columnist Carole Malone said Her Majesty was arguably our “greatest ever monarch” and that Elizabeth’s day would be a fitting tribute. The former News of the World columnist added that there should be a statue of the late monarch on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
She said: “It’s a brilliant idea. I know as a country we’re always asking for bank holidays for all sorts of stuff, but this is something really important.
“Elizabeth is arguably our greatest ever monarch and what better way to commemorate her memory than with Elizabeth’s day.
“It’s not just about her memory but it is a chance for us to educate our children about the kind of Queen that she was.
“And also on top of all of this on top of the bank holiday we should top that off with a statue in Trafalgar Square as well.
“And there’s been much talk about that lots of MPs behind that our papers pushing for that to.
“There’s talk of her on her favourite horse in the square on the fourth plinth and I think that’s a great idea too.
“Because as Dan Snow said ‘it’s to mark our history’.
“It’s about our history and on that day if it is a bank holiday it means that communities can come together.
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He said: “Well Dan, I’m going to give you some numbers, sorry to be boring about this.
“£1.36billion is the cost of having a bank holiday.
“Although that’s a Government estimate.
“It may be £837million according to PWC back in May.
“Now as I may humbly suggest we are a seafaring nation, it’s time we had a follow up to the royal yacht Britannia Dan, that’s the answer.
“It’s called the royal yacht Elizabeth, currently priced around £250million.
“You could buy four of them for the price of your bank holiday.
“And therefore we get a chance to look at it to go on it.
“The single biggest most popular tourist attraction in Scotland is, guess what, the royal yacht Britannia.
“We love ships, we love yachts.
“It’s very important the country gets behind it, including all of GB News.”