A teenage sculptor has created his own tribute to the Queen after being commissioned to create a carving of a royal throne.

Jonathan Sherwood, 19, approached his local council in Harrogate and asked if he could sculpt a commemorative chair using a chainsaw. Harrogate Borough Council jumped at the chance and paid for the wood which was used in the project at the town’s Valley Gardens.

The wooden throne has insignia, corgi, swan and an owl to represent the monarch’s wisdom.

Jonathan, who finds time to sculpt despite studying project management at Northumbria University and working full time, said: “I wanted to do something to celebrate the jubilee and thought it would be a great honour to have a piece of my work on show in the beautiful valley gardens, potentially staying there for a very long time.

“I have only been chainsaw sculpting for around a year and it is something I really enjoy.”