Statue of Diana Unveiled on Her 60th Birthday

Princes William and Harry reunite to do the honors at Kensington Palace
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2021 11:19 AM CDT
Harry, William Reunite for Statue of Diana
Britain's Prince William, left, and Prince Harry during the unveiling of a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London.   (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)

Princess Diana would have celebrated a milestone birthday Thursday, and her two sons reunited to mark the occasion. Princes William and Harry unveiled a statue of their mother at Kensington Palace amid what People characterizes as a "warm reunion." The statue features Diana with three children, symbolizing her work on behalf of children around the world. The royal brothers have had a rocky relationship of late after Harry moved to the US and gave up his royal duties, but the BBC notes they were "laughing and talking animatedly" at the low-key unveiling.

"Today, on what would have been our Mother's 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character—qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better," say the princes in a joint statement. "Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy." Among those present at Thursday's ceremony were Diana's two sisters and a brother. (Read more Princess Diana stories.)

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