Princess Diana will be honoured as never before on July 1, 2021.
This date marks the late royal’s 60th birthday and it also marks the day that Prince William and Prince Harry will unveil a statue as a tribute to her life — a statue of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Despite rumours of a rift between the brothers, Prince William and Prince Harry will join forces for this special event.
The brothers have commissioned this statue of their mother back in 2017 in the memory of their mother who died in 1997.
The statue was designed and created by the sculpture Ian Rank-Broadley and it will be installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace.
In their statement, the brothers said that it has been 20 years since their mother’s death and that this is the right time to recognize her positive impacts she lef in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue.
They said: ”Our mother touched so many lives.”
The Princes hope that the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother’s life and her legacy.
This is not the first tribute done for Princess Diana at the same location.
In fact, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, the Princes alongside the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton have toured the memorial White Garden at Kensington Palace.
This area in the palace is filled with thousands of flowers that were planted in Diana’s honour.
TRH meet with Gardener Sean Harkin who designed the display, and Graham Dillamore who knew The Princess from working here over 30 years ago. pic.twitter.com/LPA9fUWp6i
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) August 30, 2017
This temporary display is inspired by the woman who came to be known as England’s Rose and the transformation of the Sunken Garden are where Diana once lived and where the future statue of her will stand.