The lead-up to the Princess Diana statue unveiling has been building for months, especially with the royal family rift also having a life of its own. The July 1 event didn’t disappoint — it was emotional and it gave us hope for the future. Prince William and Prince Harry worked on every painstaking detail since they commissioned the statue back in 2017.
Even though their relationship and royal roles have drastically changed during the subsequent years, they managed to put their differences aside and release a statement that reflected their unity as sons of Diana. “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 statement said, per People.
The press release continued, “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 her legacy.” In these photos, you will see the legacy of Princess Diana continuing on, not just in a statue, but in the work of her sons. Perhaps the emotions tied to this day will give the feuding family a path to move forward, to find common ground and to realize that their differences in life are exactly what their late mother would want them to embrace.
See the moving images from the Princess Diana statue unveiling.