Prince William and Harry have come together recently to unveil a statue of their late mother, Princess Diana. The small event took place at Kensington Palace and they were joined by some of Diana’s closest family members. The event took place on what would have been Diana’s 60th birthday.
The representation of the statue showed Diana alongside three children standing at her side, and her arms reached out to two of them. Diana was often known as The People’s Princess, noting the relevance of the statue.
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Just beneath the statue, Diana’s name is engraved along with a line from the poem “The Measure of a Man,” which was also in the program in her 2007 memorial service. Following the unveiling of the statue, the two teamed up for a joint statement. They read, “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.”
“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. They then added a note of gratitude to all of those who made the event possible.”
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They continue, “Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadly, 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.”
The first photos of the commemorative statue of Princess Diana have been released. Princes William and shared their reactions to the touching tribute with sculptor Ian @RankBroadley and their late mother’s siblings, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Charles Spender. pic.twitter.com/n3T5GfI5uC
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“Our mother touched so many lives,” they continued. “We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.”