The two sons of the late Princess Diana reunited to honor their mother on a very special day.
Prince William and Prince Harry have made their second public appearance together since 2020 just in time for what would’ve been their mother’s 60th birthday. In a private ceremony held at the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, the brothers unveiled the Princess Diana statue made by the famous sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley.
Symbol of Princess Diana’s life and legacy
The statue was commissioned by the brothers in 2017 and was initially set to be unveiled in the same year. “It has been twenty years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognize her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue,” the brothers wrote on the Royal Family’s website.
“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.”
After unveiling the statue together, Prince William and Prince Harry shared a photo of themselves at the Sunken Garden and released a joint statement.
“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,” they said.
“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.”
The brothers also thanked the sculptor, the people who contributed to the success of the event, and those who continue to remember and honor Princess Diana.
“Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison, and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to all those around the world who keep our mother’s memory alive.”