It is D-Day. After long months of preparation, Princes William and Harry celebrated, this July 1, 2021, what would have been the 60th birthday of their mother, Lady Diana. In the gardens of Kensington Palace, the sons of Charles and Diana attended the unveiling of a statue of the Princess of Wales, represented by artist Ian Rank-Broadley surrounded by two children with unknown identities. They shared a snap of it on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Instagram account, and took the opportunity to speak:
“Today, on what should 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, and which have enabled it to improve countless lives, “the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex wrote in the caption of the photo. “Every day, we want her to be with us again, and what we hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her heritage,” they continued. Lady Di’s sons went on to thank the artist, Ian Rank-Broadley, landscape designer Pip Morrison, “the friends and donors who made this possible and those who keep the memory” of their mother alive.
Princes William and Harry aloof
This is the first time that Princes William and Harry have appeared side by side since the funeral of their grandfather, Prince Philip, held on April 17 at Saint George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. In front of the cameras, the two heirs, cold since Harry’s official break with the British royal family, appeared relatively shy and showed little sign of complicity with each other. Has Lady Di’s sons’ relationship reached a point of no return? One thing is certain, if Diana cannot reconcile them, no one will.
Lady Diana and Prince Harry © ALPHA AGENCY