/ 02 July 2021

Remembering Diana

A statue of Princess Diana has been unveiled on what would have been her 60th birthday. The work by Ian Rank-Broadley sits in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, which is said to be one of Diana’s favourite places when she lived there. It was commissioned in 2017 during better times between her sons Wiliam and Harry. ICYMI, the princes aren’t as close as they once were, and the event has raised hopes of a reconciliation. Harry arrived in the UK last week to do a stint in quarantine ahead of the unveiling while Meghan stayed behind to look after their newborn daughter Lilibet. William’s wife Catherine didn’t attend the event either after the guest list was scaled back because of COVID restrictions. Those who attended included Diana’s brother Charles Spencer and the committee that oversaw the statue’s creation. There were no speeches, but William and Harry paid tribute to their mum and thanked those involved in the event. “Every day, we wish she was still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and legacy.”

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