Prince Harry and Prince William Commission Princess Diana Statue to Commemorate Her 60th Birthday.
"The time is right to recognize her positive impact in the UK and around the world," the princes said in a joint statement.
Princes William and Harry have jointly commissioned a statue of their late mother, Princess Diana, to mark her 60th birthday. The statue will be installed in Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden on July 1, 2021. Per a press release from the palace, "The Princes hope that the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother's life and her legacy."
Princes William and Harry are honoring their late mother's forthcoming 60th birthday with a new statue of Princess Diana.
The statue will be installed in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace to mark what would have been her 60th birthday. On July 1, 2021, the commemorative piece will be unveiled, and the princes hope that it will encourage visitors to Kensington Palace to "reflect on their mother's life and her legacy," per a press release.
The press release also said, "The statue was commissioned to mark the twentieth anniversary of her death and recognize her positive impact in the UK and around the world." According to BBC News, artist Ian Rank-Broadley created the piece.
William and Harry initially commissioned the statue in 2017. At the time, the princes said in a joint statement, per BBC News, "It has been 20 years since our mother's death and the time is right to recognize her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue."
Of the statue's importance, Prince William and Prince Harry explained, "Our mother touched so many lives."