Liz Taylor breaks into tears seeing Richard Burton`s statue

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2010, 14:39 PM IST

London: Theirs was one of the most talked about romances in Hollywood history, so when Elizabeth Taylor was confronted with a bust of her late ex-husband Richard Burton at a Buckingham Palace ceremony yesterday, she could not hold back her tears.

More than three decades since she divorced him and more than 20 years since he died, the `Cleopatra` star seems to have still not gotten over her fifth husband, reported a news website.

The 78-year-old actress was attending a gala evening at Buckingham Palace to mark the 60th anniversary of the Royal
Welsh College of Music and Drama.

The bust of Burton will be made to stand in the foyer of a new theatre at the college in Cardiff, which is to be named after him.

Arriving in a wheelchair after touching down from Los Angeles, Taylor presented Prince Charles with the work, saying, "Richard would have been so deeply touched by this great honour, as am I. It`s wonderful to be here and join in this celebration, along with many others who remember and respect Richard with so much love in their hearts."

In 1963 Welsh actor Burton starred as Mark Antony in `Cleopatra` opposite Taylor in the title role and the actors,
both married to other people, fell in love and began a volatile affair.

The couple divorced in 1974 after 11 years of marriage. They wed a second time just months later, but split after a year due to the actor`s heavy drinking.

Since then, Taylor has been married twice and she had four husbands before him.

PTI

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