Tsunami Memorial Opening at the Natural History Museum

Photos from the opening ceremony of the Asian Tsunami Memorial memorial, attended by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall (who by the way I met and said she would come for surfing lessons next time she was in Cornwall hah!).

The whole morning was very emotional and touching, especially seeing Charlotte's name permanently carved in stone along with the other 156 UK citizens who lost their lives in the tsunami.

The memorial itself is beautiful, a huge granite monolith brought from the South of France. It weighs 115 tonnes and is a concrete reminder of the devastating scale of the disaster and all those thousands and thousands of people (over 225,000) who lost their lives and were affected by the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004. It is the perfect setting of new Darwin Centre courtyard in the Natural History Museum and now open to the public too so please go and take a look if you're ever at the museum or in the area.

Vicki Jones