This past Saturday, William, the Duke of Cambridge and brother Prince Harry jointly expressed their desire for a statue commemorating their late mother, Princess Diana. The beautiful British royal died tragically, at just 37 years old, from injuries related to a car crash in Paris twenty years ago. The then-little princes lost their mother at the difficult and tender ages of 15 and 12, respectively. Diana would have this year in fact celebrated her fifty-fifth birthday, surrounded by her children, elegant daughter-in-law, and two beautiful grandchildren. Beloved for her down-to-earth humility, the regal humanitarian is missed by many and still adored even by those born following her death. Her clear blue eyes and natural look of innocence enchanted and continue to enchant the world. How very fitting that she should be remembered in such a public, majestic form.
At this point, very little is known about the statue apart from the fact that it will be made and where it will be; an artisan is yet to be chosen, and it is not expected to be revealed until the end of this year. It will rest in the gardens of the Kensington Palace.
“It has been twenty 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," the duke and prince tweeted publicly, "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.”
"All I want to do is make my mother incredibly proud,” Prince Harry beautifully remarked last year, “That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. When she died, there was a gaping hole, not just for us but also for a huge amount of people across the world. If I can try and fill a very small part of that, then job done. I will have to, in a good way, spend the rest of my life trying to fill that void as much as possible. And so will William.”