Prince William and Prince Harry unveil the statue of Princess Diana

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The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex have unveiled the statue of their mother, Princess Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday (1 July).

The statue has been installed in the Suken Garden of Kensington Palace and shows Diana with her arms around two children - a boy and a girl.

In a joint tribute, the brothers said: "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.

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

"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.

"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."

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

The Princes chose renowned artist Ian Rank-Broadley for the work back in 2017. He is known for his portrait of the Queen on British coins. In a statement, Kensington Palace had previously said: "The Princes hope that the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother's life and her legacy."

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