Prince William and Harry unveil Princess Diana statue on what would have been her 60th birthday

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Prince William and Harry unveiled a statue of Princess Diana today (1 July), on what would have been her 60th birthday.

The statue has been unveiled in the Sunken Garden within the grounds of Hyde Park in London, which has been redesigned and planted with Princess Diana’s favourite flowers, according to the BBC.

The brothers attended the ceremony together with other members of Diana’s close family, including her brother Charles Spencer and sister Sarah McCorquodale.

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Prince William and Harry commissioned the statue in memory of their mother in 2017 to celebrate her life and the legacy she left behind for so many.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in the UK from their new home in the US. They brought their son Archie and new arrival Lilibet Diana, who was named in honour of her great-grandmother the Queen and her would-have-been grandmother, Princess Diana. The family have been quarantining ahead of the ceremony.

Flowers, balloons and tributes have been left outside Kensington Palace today (1 July) to honour the late Princess’ birthday, who died 24 years ago in Paris.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

The unveiling of the statue follows an exhibition at Kensington Palace which showcases Princess Diana’s famous wedding dress as part of a showcase of “the fine art of designing for royalty.”

The Sunken Garden is open to the public to visit.

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