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Prince William, Harry to reunite to unveil Princess Diana statue in 2021

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Hannah Rogers | 02 September, 2020, 01:19

When Princess Diana died in a Paris auto crash in August 1997, her two sons were adolescents and in desperate need of their mother.

Princess Diana, even decades after her death, is still regarded as one of the most influential public figures in history who tried to become a hands-on and devoted mother to her two kids.

Plans for the statue were first announced in February 2017, the year of many commemorations of Diana's life, as it marked 20 years since she died in a auto crash in Paris. Kensington Palace said that it will now take place in July next year and a ceremony will be held at the Palace.

According to media reports, while the design stages for the statue have been completed, the installation was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Diana died in a vehicle crash in Paris on August 31, 1997, provoking an outpouring of grief from the British public.

Prince William and Prince Harry stand outside Westminster Abbey at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales on September 6, 1997.

The brothers later discussed the doc with reporters during a meeting at Kensington Palace in 2017, with William sharing at the time that it was "a tribute from her sons to her", but that standing in front of a group of people about to watch the documentary left him "possibly the most nervous I've ever been".

"I don't think Harry and Meghan would have left Kensington Palace if Diana was still around".

The statue was created by renowned artist Ian Rank-Broadley, whose portrait of the Queen appears on all United Kingdom coins. "The Princes hope that the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother's life and her legacy".

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