The screening of the Netflix commissioned biopic, The Outlaw King, at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) has attracted the attention of the Canadian media. Speaking to the Toronto Star, Lord Bruce explained that his forebear, King Robert, would have wanted to be remembered as a statesman, and not just as a warrior.
Above: Lord Bruce with his father & grandfather & the Queen at Bannockburn in 1964
Hardly a stranger to Canada, King Robert has been an important landmark in the Mid-West since the 1960s. Lord Bruce’s father, Lord Elgin commissioned an equestrian statue at Bannockburn to commemorate the 650thanniversary of the battle in 1964. But the sculptor, Charles Pilkington-Jackson, was asked to make two figures. In response to a donation given by the Harvie family of Alberta, a second King Robert was mounted in front of the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.
Above: Statue of King Robert the Bruce at the Calgary Jubilee Auditorium
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