- In 2017 Prince Harry and William decided to commemorate Princess Diana by commissioning a sculptor to make a statue of their late mother.
- Since then, the brothers have become estranged from each other.
- Temporarily setting their differences aside, the brothers are working to finalise the monument which will be unveiled on what would have been her 60th birthday.
Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey on 7 March 2021, there have been talks of a rift between the prince and his older brother Prince William.
However on 1 July 2021, Princess Diana’s birthday, the brothers are set to put their differences aside, coming together to unveil a statue of their mother at Kensington Palace, where Diana lived.
Taking place when Diana would have turned 60, the statue’s unveiling is her children's way of commemorating her impact. "Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy,” said the brothers.
According to The Sun, sources close to the brothers say both parties are determined to finalise the project cordially considering how they have overseen it together since its conception in 2017. Their cousin Zara Tindall and her husband told The Sun how they have been acting as peacemakers between the brothers over the last year. While they work out their differences, they say commemorating their mother is too great an act for it to be affected by their personal conflict.
Sculpted by British sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, whose portrait of the Queen appears on all United Kingdom coins, the monument’s design will be signed off by Harry and William. As we speak, the sculpture is being cast following their feedback.