Prince William and Prince Harry set aside any rifts they have to unite and honor and their mother, the late Princess Diana.
In a joint announcement, Prince William and Prince Harry revealed the People’s Princess’ long-awaited statue would be finally installed next year on her supposed 60th birthday on July 1, 2021.
Princess Diana’s statue
Princess Diana’s figure would stand in the garden of her former home in Kensington Palace. It intended to let people to “reflect on her life and legacy.”
The news came three days before the Princess of Wales’ 23rd death anniversary on Aug. 31. It also marked the first time that Prince Harry and Prince William spoke publicly together since the controversial Megxit.
To recall, the Duke of Sussex and his wife, Meghan Markle, stepped down as senior royals. They moved to Canada before they eventually relocated to Los Angeles in March.
The palace first announced the plans for her statue’s installation in February 2017, People noted.
“The statue was commissioned to mark the twentieth anniversary of her death,” the statement read. “And recognize her positive impact in the U.K and around the world.”
“The statue will be installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on Jul. 1 2021, marking The Princess’s 60th birthday,” it continued. “The Princes hope that the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother’s life and her legacy.”
Details about the soon-to-be-installed statue
Prince William and Prince Harry commissioned Ian Rank-Broadley, who also created Queen Elizabeth II’s image on British coins, to make the tribute.
Sadly, according to Express, the statue’s progress had also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A committee, composed of six people, including the royal siblings and Princess Diana’s sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, nominated Rank-Broadley.
However, Kensington Palace had yet to announce who will attend the statue’s unveiling.
Surely, Prince William and Prince Harry would be there, along with Princess Diana’s siblings. Other senior royals, like her former husband, Prince Charles, Prince Philip, and Queen Elizabeth, might also be at the event.
The last three royals attended the launch of Hyde Park’s Diana Memorial Fountain in 2004.
Despite their alleged rift, Prince William and Prince Harry came together for their mother. It was not the first time they worked with each other to commemorate their mom’s life and legacy.
For the past two decades, Prince William and Prince Harry had been publicly marking select dates related to Princess Diana.
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