Princess Diana memorial statue: When will it be unveiled?

PRINCESS Diana was tragically killed in a car crash but 24 years later, she is still a much-loved figure for people across the world.

A statue is set to be revealed in honour of the late Princess – which has highlighted the strain between her two sons, Princes Harry and William.

Read our Princess Diana live blog for the latest updates

When will the Princess Diana memorial statue be unveiled?

The Princess Diana statue will be unveiled on Thursday July 1 – which would have been the late Princess' 60th birthday

It was commissioned by her sons in 2017 to "recognise her positive impact in the United Kingdom and around the world".

The coronavirus pandemic meant the event was delayed – but has fallen nicely on the Princess's birthday.

Where will the statue be placed?

It will be unveiled on the grounds of Kensington Palace.

It will be installed at the Sunken Gardens, which was believed to be Diana's favourite spot on the Kensington Palace grounds.

The garden is also home to monuments of King William III and Queen Victoria.

The statue will be on display in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, which is also home to monuments of King William III and Queen Victoria

The statue will be in place for the public to view from Friday, July 2.

Will Princes Harry and William attend the unveiling?

William and Harry are said to have called a truce for the unveiling of the statue as they will both be present.

The feuding brothers are communicating by “minimal” texts amid their bitter fallout.

But they are determined to show the utmost respect by pledging a truce on what would have been the late Princess’s 60th birthday.

The Princes will leave Kensington Palace together, walk to the statue then deliver their own speeches.

Sadly, sources say there has been no reconciliation since Harry and wife Meghan trashed the Royal Family in their explosive Oprah Winfrey interview in March 2021. In fact, they are further apart than ever.

This will be the first time since Prince Philip's funeral.

Princess Diana – From her engagement ring and wedding dress to her tragic passing

When did Princess Diana die and how old was she?

When was Princess Diana’s funeral and what have Prince William and Prince Harry said since?

Princess Diana revenge dress: True story behind the iconic frock

Who was Princess Diana's mother Frances Shand Kydd?

Princess Diana engagement ring and jewellery: What happened to her collection?

Princess Diana young pictures: What was Lady Diana Spencer like as a child?

Princess Diana car crash: What happened in Paris in August 1997?

Why was Princess Diana in Paris when she died?

Princess Diana birthday: How old would she be today?

Where is Princess Diana buried and can you visit her grave?

When did Princess Diana and Prince Charles get divorced?

Who are David and Elizabeth Emanuel, Princess Diana's wedding dress designers?

Princess Diana wedding dress: Designers, cost, train length and back-up gown explained

Who is sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley?

Is one of the most foremost sculptors working today, it reads on his website.

His effigy of the Queen appears on all UK and Commonwealth coinage since 1988.

He worked on one of the most important war memorials since WWII, the Armed Forces Memorial, The Gates and The Stretcher Bearer.

Can I go and see the statue?

Kensington Palace Gardens are open to the public and you do not need a ticket to enter them

The Sunken Garden, where the statue is placed, was re-planted in white flowers in 2017 to let visitors reflect and celebrate the life of Princess Diana.

The garden has a central ornamental pond and ahead of the statue unveiling waterlilies have been reintroduced for the first time since the Princess was in residence.

In a statement, the princes said: ""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."

    Source: Read Full Article