The statue of Princess Diana was unveiled by Prince William and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace
The Dukes of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, Prince William, and Prince Harry unveiled their mother Princess Diana’s status at Kensington Palace. The two Princes live in different countries, but they decided to join hands for unveiling a statue to their beloved mother in the garden of the palace.
It’s been 24 years since the Princess of Wales Diana tragically died in a car accident in Paris. She was the first wife of Prince Charles and mother to Princes William and Harry. On the first of July 2021, the late Princess would have been 60 years old. She might not be with us and her sons today but she always lives in the hearts of millions of her fans around the world, who saw a reflection of themselves in her. To honor the Princess on her 60th birthday, her sons thought it would be best to place a statue of their late mother in Kensington Palace. Many of the Princess’s close family members were also present at the unveiling ceremony.
Princess Diana’s statue unveiled by Prince William & Prince Harry
Prince Harry and Prince William appeared together on the 1st of July after the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. The Dukes were last seen together at their grandfather’s funeral and now appeared together at the unveiling of the statue. The statue is going to stand in Kensington Palace’s redesigned Sunken Garden. Moreover, the brothers commissioned the statue in 2017 and hoped that it would remind visitors of Princess Diana’s legacy:
They hoped it would help visitors to the palace reflect on her life and her legacy.
Apart from the Princes, Princess Diana’s close family members were also present at the unveiling of the statue. Ian Rank-Broadley was the sculptor of the statue and he also has a history of working for the royal family before. He was also one of the guests present at the unveiling, which was a private and closed event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration closed off the unveiling to the public. A source told PA Newsagency:
It will be a small event and a very personal moment for the family
The Princess’s sons gave a joint speech in which they talked about how kind and beautiful their mother was. Reminiscing on the past and the memories and her influence on the globe, they said this about Princess Diana:
Today, on what would have been our mother’s 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength, and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better. Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.