Shoulders to lean on. Prince William and Prince Harry will attend the unveiling of the statue of her late mother Princess Diana with other relatives, Kensington Palace confirmed on Friday, June 25th.
“Prince William and Prince Harry will be attending a small event on Thursday July 1st to celebrate the unveiling of a statue commissioned by their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace” , a spokesman for the palace in palace promised to make a statement Us weekly. “Next to the close family of Diana, Princess of Wales, members of the statue committee, the sculptor sculpt Ian Rank-Broadley, and garden designers, Pip Morrison, will also be there. “
The ceremony will mark the first time the 36-year-old Duke of Sussex has returned to the UK since attending Prince Philip’s funeral on April 17th. “It will be a passing visit,” said an insider Us Earlier this week he noted that the founder of Invictus Games won’t be around for as long as he did in April. “He will go in and out.”
The former military pilot, who is already in quarantine in the UK, desperately wants to “return” to California to be with his wife. Meghan Marklewho have added the source. The couple welcomed their second child, daughter Lili, on June 4th. They also share son Archie, 2.
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, and his brother announced their plans to commission the Diana statue in January 2017. “It was twenty years since our mother died and the time has come to pay tribute to her positive influence in Britain and around the world with a permanent statue,” they said in a joint statement at the time. “Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all visitors to Kensington Palace reflect on their lives and legacies. ”
The statue was originally due to be unveiled later that year, but plans changed, and in August 2020 the brothers announced that it would be unveiled in 2021 to commemorate the princess’s 60th birthday on July 1st.
Harry’s relationship with William has been on the brink since his March CBS interview with 39-year-old Markle. At the time, the Duke of Sussex said he believed his brother was “trapped” in the royal family system.
According to a royal insider, “the only topic” the couple discussed during their chat after the interview was the statue. “The conversation Harry and William had after the big interview didn’t end well,” the source said Us In April. “And yes, they agreed on the statue, but communication between them was sparse and via email and WhatsApp.”
So far it seems to have been the same on this visit. “Unfortunately, while the brothers band together for the reveal, they won’t be spending much time together,” the first insider explained.
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