A ceremony to unveil the restored statue of King Edward VII in Birmingham was axed when blizzard-like conditions hit the city.
Prince Charles was set to perform the ceremony in Centenary Square today before visiting the Frankfurt German market in the city centre, but the engagement was cancelled because of the atrocious weather.
The marble monument, by sculptor Albert Toft, was paid for by readers of the Birmingham Mail in 1913 to commemorate the death of the monarch.
The statue has been restored at a cost of £114,000 and the Prince of Wales had made a donation to help return it to its former glory.
A spokesman for the Prince said a re-arranged date for the ceremony had not yet been confirmed.