The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex unveiling a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, on what would have been her 60th birthday.— PA Images (@PAImages) July 1, 2021
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Prince William and Prince Harry reunited and unveiled a statue of their late mother, Princess Diana, at the Sunken Garden in Kensington Palace. Today would have been Princess Diana's 60th birthday. The photos that are now going viral on the internet shows the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex unveiling Princess Diana's statue. One of the photos shows Prince Harry and Prince William indulging in a conversation and the brothers are all smiles.
The statue shows the Princess of Wales surrounded by children, intended to represent the 'universality and generational impact' of the princess' work, as per Independent. Furthermore, it aims to reflect the warmth, elegance and energy of Princess Diana, as well as the impact she had on so many people. It further states that the style of the statue, as well the dress, were inspired by the final period of the princess' life.
The statue was sculpted in bronze by Ian Rank Broadley and was cast by Castle Fine Arts Foundry in the traditional 'lost-wax' process, with a patina of bluish-green over black.
Upon unveiling their late mother Princess Diana's statue, Prince Harry and Prince William released a joint statement that said, '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. 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 legacy.'