Diana statue commissioned by Harry and William to be installed next year

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A statue approved by Prince Harry and Prince William to commemorate Princess Diana will be installed next year.

It will mark what would have been her 60th birthday.

The piece will be installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on July 1, 2021.

The piece was commissioned to mark the twentieth anniversary of her death, and to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world.

Harry and William hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother’s life and her legacy.

The design stages of the statue of Diana have progressed but installation has been delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday August 31 marks 23 years since Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris, when William and Harry were only 15 and 12.

Speaking when the statue was first announced, a source close to the Palace said: “Prince William and Prince Harry have dreamed of doing this for a long time.

"They were both just boys when their mother passed away, but are both now fully grown men and want to honour her in the best way possible.

"It has taken 20 years for this to finally come to ­fruition so they are determined it will be a lasting and fitting legacy in what is their official London residence and a place special to them both."

  • Prince Harry
  • Prince William
  • Princess Diana

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