On what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday, Princes William and Harry reunited in London for the inauguration of her statue.
The brothers put their differences aside for the funeral at Kensington Palace, where they removed a green drape to reveal a statue of the late Princess holding two children, a boy and a girl, with a third kid in the backdrop.
However, excitement swiftly turned to bewilderment as followers wondered who the children in the monument were, with others wondering why William and Harry weren’t featured instead.
Anyone else think it's kinda weird that Diana's statue has her holding other people's kids?
— Joshua Geake (@geake) July 1, 2021
Why does the Diana statue have 3 random kids on it & not her own 2 sons? 😂
— Kirsty (@kbag1985) July 1, 2021
So, who are the children depicted on the statue of Princess Diana?
They aren’t named, but they were chosen to represent Diana’s well-known ability to interact with people, particularly young people, as well as her various charitable endeavours with children’s organizations.
The youngsters, according to Kensington Palace, describe her work as “universality and generational influence.”
Diana “gained confidence in her role as an ambassador for humanitarian causes,” according to the statement, and the statue “aims to portray her spirit and compassion.”
The plaque beneath the commissioned piece reads:
“These are the units to quantify the worth of this woman as a woman regardless of birth. Not what was her station? But had she a heart? How did she play her God-given part?”
Though the reaction was mixed, other royal watchers defended the statue, pointing out that it obviously resonated with William and Harry.