World-renowned contemporary artist David Hockney will design a new stained glass window for Westminster Abbey in London to mark the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, it was announced this week.

The window, which will be known as The Queen's Window, is located in the abbey's north transept and is currently one of the church's few remaining clear windows. Mr Hockney has said he has planned a "landscape full of blossom that’s a celebration every year" for the window which will be made by a York-based studio.

Rev Dr John Hall, the Dean of Westminster, said it would be "wonderful" to have Mr Hockney's work in the abbey.

The Queen, who was crowned in the abbey in 1953, celebrated her 90th birthday this year.

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