Us Weekly: William & Harry Will Be Alongside 'Close Family' for Princess Diana's Statue Unveiling
Prince Harry and Prince William are reportedly gearing up for the celebration of their late mother. The People's Princess would have been 60 this year, and it would be commemorated by the unveiling of her statue.
The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, is set to join his older brother, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, for the unveiling of a statue in honor of their mom, Princess Diana's legacy.
The pair would be joined by other relatives at the Sunken Garden in Kensington Palace. The statue commission comes as a nod to duly remember the People's Princess for her impact and the love that many had for her.
A statement read that Harry and William will attend the occasion with some of their mom's close relatives, the statue committee, the sculptor, Ian Rank-Broadley, and the garden designer, Pip Morrison would be at the event.
A close source noted that Harry had already arrived in the UK and is currently quarantining. His ceremonial visit would be the second time he has traveled to his family home since he and his wife stepped down from royal duties.
In a matter of days, Prince William and Prince Harry will reunite to attend the unveiling of the statue of their late mother, Princess Diana. https://t.co/WAL16xIHbh— Us Weekly (@usweekly) June 25, 2021
The insider relayed that Harry, 36, would not be staying long in the UK as he was solely there for the statue unveiling. The statue commissioning has been in plans since 2017.
Princess Diana would be celebrated with a blue plaque as she is to be honored as a trailblazer alongside five other women.
Kensington Palace have made their first announcement about the Princess Diana statue unveiling on July 1. Prince Harry and Prince William will be joined at the Sunken Garden event alongside the statue committee, sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, and garden designer, Pip Morrison. pic.twitter.com/e9FbBKJJpI— Omid Scobie (@scobie) June 25, 2021
After Harry and his brother spoke on the need to immortalize their mom's legacy, the commissioning was postponed. Now the famous siblings are ready to honor Diana on her posthumous 60th birthday.
There has been information indicating that the tension between him and his brother is yet to ease. This is so because of Harry's revealing interview with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey earlier this year.
Prince William and Prince Harry "Started Quarrelling" at Prince Philip's Funeral, According to Royal Historian https://t.co/4UiLgMz5rU— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) June 27, 2021
However, the pair seemed to have set their differences aside to honor their late mom. Multiple sources have shared accounts of how the brothers' relationship further plunged lower.
An insider shared that following the Winfrey interview, Harry and William had a conversation that did not go well. They also have a strained relationship that has been limited to family duties.
Prince Harry and Prince William to Reunite at Princess Diana Statue Unveiling - Who Else Will Attend? https://t.co/AptvFB1BOz— People (@people) June 25, 2021
As it is, Harry would be attending the unveiling without his wife by his side. This is so because Meghan Markle recently welcomed her second child, Lilibeth. On the other hand, Kate Middleton would be most likely present to show support to her spouse.
In another report of honoring legacies, later this year, Princess Diana would be celebrated with a blue plaque as she is to be honored as a trailblazer alongside five other women whose impacts cannot be matched.
The blue plaques would be used to recognize the works of Caroline Norton, Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, Helena Normanton, Jean Muir, and Ellen Craft. These women all made lasting impacts in their fields.