Princes William And Harry Plan A Statue To Honour Their Mum
It’s been 20 years since Princess Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris and now the people’s princess will be commemorated with a statue in the gardens of her old home.
Princess Diana’s sons, Princes Harry and William announced that plans are going ahead to erect a monument of their much loved mum in the public gardens of Kensington Palace for all to enjoy.
Kensington Palace released a message via Twitter confirming the good news. “At the request of The Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry a statue of Diana, Princess of Wales is to be erected at Kensington Palace.”
At the request of The Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry a statue of Diana, Princess of Wales is to be erected at Kensington Palace. pic.twitter.com/zc4XvqlaSY
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 28, 2017
While there are already three monuments for Princess Diana in London this will be the first one placed at her home. The princes say “the time is right to recognise the positive impact” their mother had on all who knew and loved her.
“It has been 20 years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue,” they said in a statement.
“We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.”
Money is being raised for the statue through a committee who will oversee all the stages of the design and construction of the monument.
“The committee will advise on the selection of the sculptor and will work with Historic Royal Palaces on the statue’s installation in the public gardens at Kensington Palace,” it read.
Queen Elizabeth, says she “supports” her grandchildren commemorating their mother.
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