The statue of Princess Diana will be on display to celebrate her 60th birthday.
Her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, will reunite at the Sunken Garden in Kensington, London on July 1st to attend the unveiling ceremony.
What did Prince Harry and Prince William say about this statue?
Prince Harry and Prince William hope that this statue will immortalize their mother and her legacy as the People’s Princess.
The brothers revealed that they commissioned a statue in 2017 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their mother’s death.
Harry and William said that the statue will recognize their mother’s positive influence in the UK.
“It has been 20 years since our mother passed away, and it is time to acknowledge her positive influence in the UK and around the world through a permanent statue.”
Who is the artist behind the statue?
Harry and William said in a joint statement: “Ian is a very talented sculptor, and we know he will create a suitable and lasting work for our mother.”
This artist has royal ties and completed the Armed Forces Monument. As early as 1998, the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appeared on his Commonwealth coin.
In his own statement, Mr. Rank-Broadley said of the statue: “My only and highest intention is to meet the expectations of His Royal Highness and build a lasting and suitable monument for their late mother Princess Diana.”
When and where will the statue of Diana be unveiled?
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the unveiling plan of the statue was initially postponed.
The statue will be unveiled in the Sunken Garden in Kensington, London on July 1. The Sunken Garden is where Harry and Meghan Markle took engagement photos.
The garden was replanted with white flowers to celebrate Diana’s life in 2017.
Why choose a location?
According to reports, the sinking garden of Kensington Palace was selected because it is one of Diana’s favorite places.
Diana spent most of her time in the green spaces around the palace, where she lived for more than 15 years. She likes flowers, especially forget-me-nots, white lilies, white roses, tulips, daffodils and cosmo daisies.
Sean Harkin, the chief gardener of Kensington Palace, told Vogue: “When she lives here, she will stop and talk to the gardener.”
“She might go for a jog or walk in the park. If it is early and quiet, she will chat with them.”
He added: “I hope the garden is full of joy and celebrate Princess Diana’s life. I hope people come and they will feel inspired by the garden and remember the feeling that Princess Diana gave them.
What will this day be like and who will be there?
Diana, the son of the Princess of Wales, will lead the guest list. Close family members will also attend the unveiling ceremony.
Originally planned to hold a grand ceremony, but the new crown virus regulations forced the princes to reduce the guest list.
According to reports, smaller gatherings will include the Spencer family Daily mail.