Prince William and Prince Harry reunite at Princess Diana statue unveiling

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Photo credit: YUI MOK - Getty Images

Today is a poignant one for royal brothers Prince William and Prince Harry, as it marks what would have been their mother Princess Diana's 60th birthday.

To celebrate the occasion, a commemorative statute of Diana has been unveiled by the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex at her former home, Kensington Palace.

The statue, situated in the Sunken Garden, shows Diana surrounded by children, which symbolises the “universality and generational impact” of her work.

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Photo credit: DOMINIC LIPINSKI - Getty Images

In front of the statue is a paving stone engraved with an extract of the poem The Measure of a Man which featured in Diana’s memorial service.

William and Harry said a few words in a statement issued by Kensington Palace.

“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," they said.

“Every day, we wish she were still here with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.

Photo credit: DOMINIC LIPINSKI - Getty Images
Photo credit: DOMINIC LIPINSKI - Getty Images

“Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to all those around the world who keep our mother’s memory alive.”

This is the first time the royal brothers have been together since their grandfather Prince Philip's funeral in April earlier this year. Harry is currently living in California with his wife Meghan and their two children, Archie and Lilibet.

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