Queen & Commonwealth
 
Model of the Olympic Stadium, Montreal
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 49676

Model of the Olympic Stadium, Montreal

1976

Fratelli Cacchione, Milan

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In 1976, The Queen opened the Games of the XXI Olympiad which were staged in Montreal. The Queen was accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Princess Anne competed in the Games as a member of the British Equestrian Team.

On the occasion of the opening ceremony, the Mayor of Montreal presented The Queen with a silver model of the Olympic Stadium, which had been designed by the French architect Roger Taillibert made by the Italian silversmiths Fratelli Cacchione.