“William and I can separate life into two parts,” Prince Harry said during the 10th anniversary of his mother’s death, “there were those years when we were blessed with the physical presence beside us of both our mother and father, and then there are the 10 years our mother’s death.”
As we approach the 20th anniversary of her death, Princess Diana’s two boys, now grown men, still feel the heartbreaking dichotomy in their lives. To commemorate their loss, which is still felt across the globe, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have announced a statue will be erected in her honor in the ground of Kensington Palace.
In a press release from Kensington Palace the Duke and Prince said, “It has been twenty 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. 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.”
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
Hear more directly from the Duke and Prince in the video below.