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Majestic mosaic of Queen projected on Buckingham Palace

By Lauren Said-Moorhouse, for CNN
updated 10:08 AM EDT, Fri June 1, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Buckingham Palace will project the art installation from April 19-21
  • A montage of Queen Elizabeth II is made of over 200,000 self portraits of children from the U.K
  • Project celebrates children in the year Britain hosts the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics

London, England (CNN) -- It has been the official home of the British monarchy since 1837. But for two nights, Buckingham Palace is being transformed into the canvas for a world record attempt of the biggest ever collaboration of artists into a single art installation.

A majestic mosaic of Queen Elizabeth II projected on to the palace fa├žade is composed of over 200,000 self portraits of children from across the United Kingdom.

As well as self portraits from children, some of Britain's most well-known faces have submitted artwork for the project including award winning Grammy singer and songwriter Adele and Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood.

Gallery: From royal residence to record-breaking art

The project, Face Britain comes from The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts.

Buckingham Palace will get a colorful facelift for three nights in April thanks to Face Britain, a project from The Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts. Buckingham Palace will get a colorful facelift for three nights in April thanks to Face Britain, a project from The Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts.
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The images will be projected on Buckingham Palace until 21 April.

It aims to provide a platform to celebrate the nation's younger generations in the lead up to this year's Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games.

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