The statue will be unveiled at an afternoon ceremony on what would have been Diana’s 60th birthday.
LONDON — Princes William and Harry will put aside their differences to appear together Thursday to unveil a statue honoring their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace.
The statue will be revealed at an afternoon ceremony on what would have been Diana’s 60th birthday, with members of her close family joined by others involved in the project. Statue sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley — whose effigy of the Queen appears on UK coins — and garden designer Pip Morrison will be among the guests as well as members of the statue committee.
The highly anticipated engagement is the first time the brothers have been seen together publicly since the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April. William and Harry lived at Kensington Palace with their mother before she died in car crash in 1997.
Diana’s sons co-commissioned the piece in 2017 — the 20th anniversary of her death — as they wanted to recognize the impact of her life with a permanent statue.
“Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy,” the pair said in a joint statement announcing the project. They had hoped to unveil the statue that same year, but the project was delayed.
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