Feud put aside as UK’s William and Harry unveil Princess Diana statue
STATUE OF PRINCESS DIANA BEING UNVEILED BY THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, PRINCE WILLIAM, AND DUKE OF SUSSEX, PRINCE HARRY, IN THE SUNKEN GARDEN AT KENSINGTON PALACE
British Princes William and Harry put their differences aside on Thursday (July 1) when they unveiled a statue to their late mother Princess Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday.
The brothers, whose falling out has been the subject of intense media focus, displayed a united front as they revealed the statue they commissioned in honour of Diana in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace in central London, her former home.
The bronze statue depicts Diana, who was killed in a Paris car crash in 1997, surrounded by three children, which Kensington Palace said represented “the universality and generational impact” of her work.
“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,” the brothers said in a statement.
“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.”
William, 39, and Harry, 36, were joined by a small group of guests at the private event, including their mother’s brother Charles Spencer and her sisters Sarah McCorquodale and Jane Fellowes as well as the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley and garden designer Pip Morrison.