An expected reunion. Since the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the royal family in January 2020, relations between the two brothers have been very strained. After not seeing each other for several months, they first reunited at Prince Philip’s funeral last April. This Thursday, July 1, both unveiled the statue made in the image of their mother, Lady Diana, on the occasion of what should have been her sixtieth birthday. While they put their differences aside to unveil it, The Mirror indicated that on his arrival, Prince Harry was not greeted by his brother. However, the two were able to talk for a few minutes before unveiling the statue. “They chatted for ten minutes before going to Sunken Garden,” said the media. Afterwards, the two princes exchanged a glass of champagne and, according to the tabloid information, they were “smiling and they both chatted”. During this ceremony, they also wanted to pay homage to their mother: “Every day, we would like her to be with us. We hope that this statue will be seen as an eternal symbol of her life and of what she is doing. left “, they affirmed before thanking Ian Rank-Broadley, the author of this work.
This Thursday July 1st was a very special day for Princes William and Harry. When they arrived, the statue with the effigy of their mother was covered with a green cloth, so that both could unveil it. In an interview with The Mirror, the lip reading specialist Jeremy Freeman, spoke of the few words slipped by the two brothers during this tribute. Moments before removing the sheet, Prince William was in a panic that he would not be able to do it properly. “I would not want something to go wrong, it is important that we reveal it correctly. It is important that we do it well”, he would have indicated to his brother. What the husband of Meghan Markle immediately retorted: “Everything will be fine”. Once this step passed, Prince Harry exclaimed: “We did it! Wow! Isn’t that incredible?”. Very moved in front of this statue, the husband of Kate Middleton added: “What a revelation”. The two princes, like the British, were therefore able to discover a statue two meters high, made of bronze. Lady Diana is in the center and she is surrounded by three children, a symbol of her commitment to children.
Lady Diana: why was the statue placed in Sunken Garden?
The location for the Princess Diana statue was chosen by Princes William and Harry. This is located in Sunken Garden, in Kensington Palace Gardens. A very symbolic place since it was very appreciated by the princess but it is also the official residence of Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and their three children, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte. In addition, it is in this place that Prince Harry had presented Meghan Markle to the press, in November 2017. The couple had announced their engagement before posing for the photographers. This work allows us to pay a new tribute to a young woman who was much appreciated and whose death was a real shock.
Princes Harry and William © Agence