Princes William and Harry Unveiled a Bronze Statue of Princess Diana in London on What Would Have Been Her 60th Birthday
A commemorative statue of Diana, the Princess of Wales, was unveiled in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace by her sons, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, in a small ceremony on what would have been her 60th birthday.
The princes, who were respectively 15 and 12 years old when their mother was killed in a car accident in Paris, commissioned the sculpture in 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley was later selected to complete the work.
The nearly life-size, cast bronze sculpture shows Diana standing surrounded by three children, alluding to her devoted advocacy for children around the world.
In front of the statue is an inscription from the poem “The Measure of a Man” which was included at her memorial service.
“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,” the brothers said in a statement.
“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.”