In a ceremony to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor presented Prince Charles with a bust of her late ex-husband Richard Burton.
Prince Charles declared that the bust will stand in the foyer of a new theatre at the college in Cardiff, which is named after Burton. The Richard Burton Theatre will open next year. It is part of a 22.5million pound development project.
Taylor said that, she has been deeply touched by the honor and so would have been Burton had he been there. She added that it is amazing to be part of this celebration, with many others who remember and respect Burton with so much love in their hearts.
Taylor starred opposite Burton in Cleopatra and despite being married to other people began a volatile affair. They married 1964 and their married life was rarely out of the news. They divorced in 1974 after 11 years of marriage but remarried in 1975 and again got divorced next year.
Burton died from a cerebral hemorrhage in 1984 at his home in Celigny, Switzerland at the age of 58. He was buried in a red suit as a tribute to his Welsh roots and with a copy of Dylan Thomas' poems.