The Sun: Prince Harry Will Join Prince William to Approve the Design of Princess Diana's Statue
Prince William and Prince Harry are reportedly working together to approve the final design of their late mother, Princess Diana's statue. The edifice is set to be unveiled on her 60th posthumous birthday.
Prince Harry and Prince William are setting aside their differences and coming together to honor one of the most important people in their lives — their late mother, Princess Diana. The boys are reportedly working together in the design of Diana's statue.
According to The Sun, Harry joined his brother to approve the final design for their mother's statue, a project they began working on back in 2017. The publication reported that concerns arose about the siblings working together.
After the revelations Harry and Meghan dropped during their interview with Oprah Winfrey, officials believed the brothers' chances of reuniting were relatively low. However, things changed, and they worked with the sculptor. A source said:
"It will have been signed off by William and Harry, that much I do know. I know he did work closely with the boys, and I think it will be incredible."
An insider revealed that their cousin Zara Tindall and her husband Mike had played mediators between Harry and William, clamoring for peace to reign between them. The Tindalls have been the peacemakers for about two months now.
Both Harry and William will commission the statue on Diana's posthumous 60th birthday on July 1, 2021.
Renowned sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley is in charge of the statue. He is responsible for creating Queen Elizabeth II's portrait, which appears on all the United Kingdom's coins. Harry and William set up a committee to oversee the project.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea initially approved the plan of a sculpture for the late People's Princess. The figurine would be installed within the Sunken Garden, which is east of the palace.
William and Harry first announced the project during the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death. The boys revealed that the statue was to give those who visited Kensignton a reason to reflect on their mom's impactful legacy.
It is believed that the brothers' rift, which began in 2019 after the Sussexes separated their office from the Cambridges, slowed down the project. Also, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic played a role in its delay.
However, work has since resumed, with Harry sending in ideas from the United States. Both Harry and William will commission the statue on Diana's posthumous 60th birthday on July 1, 2021.
Harry and William have collaborated on several projects to remember their mother's legacy. They worked together on the documentary "Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy," which was released on her 20th death anniversary.