Prince William, Harry reunite to unveil Princess Diana’s statue at Kensington Palace
Prince William and Prince Harry reunite to unveil the statue of their mother, Princess Diana on her 60th birth anniversary.
Today marks Princess Diana’s 60th birth anniversary and to mark this occasion, her sons Prince William and Prince Harry have reunited to unveil a statue of her at her former home, London’s Kensington Palace, known as the Sunken Garden on Thursday, July 1. William and Harry will be gathering with their immediate family. The brothers are expected to deliver separate speeches about their mother. However, their wives will not be present at the ceremony.
Diana’s siblings- two sisters and a brother will attend whereas, Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth will not.
The ceremony will be taken place in a stripped-back due to the coronavirus pandemic. Reportedly, once Lady Di’s statue is unveiled, the public will be able to see it, as Kensington Palace are open to visitors. There will be a charge for tours of the public areas of the palace itself.
Prince Harry, who resides in the United States with his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and their two children, Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor arrived in the UK last week in order to complete his quarantine ahead of Thursday’s event. He also made a surprise appearance at a London for a charity event.
The project was announced in 2017, William, and Harry stated that they hoped it would help visitors reflect on their mother’s “life and her legacy”.
William and Harry’s relationship was strained in 2019, in the wake of Harry and Meghan stepping away from royal duties. Later, it was further strained when Harry and Meghan gave an interview to show host Oprah Winfrey. Now, the brothers are set to publicly reunite for the first time since their grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral in April.
On 31 August 1997, Diana died in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris.