20 Years after her death, Princess Diana Statue to be erected at Kensington Palace
Princess Diana Statue is coming home. She will be soon able to watch over her beloved grandchildren and children. Princes William and Harry have come together to ensure their mother Diana, Princess of Wales is never forgotten. On the grounds of Kensington Palace, a statue of the Princess of Wales is set to be erected. This is actually the request of her sons Prince Harry and Prince William which will be hopefully fulfilled before the end of the year. This will be the 20th anniversary of her death in August.
The complex contains the princes’ homes, while the parts of the palace are open to the public. William shares an apartment with Kate Middleton-his wife- and children Princess Charlotte, 1, Prince George, 3. While Harry lives alone. Diana raised her sons there in a Kensington Palace apartment where she herself lived. Even after she and their children’s father, Prince Charles, divorced Diana continued to live there.
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Princess Diana touched so many lives
In a statement released by the Kensington Palace Saturday, William and Harry said, “it has been twenty years since our mother’s death and to recognize the positive impact of her in the U.K. and around the world with a permanent statue, time is right.” They said, “our mother touched so many lives and we hope when the statue will be unveiled, it will help all those who visit. This will occur before the end of 2017, it is hoped.”
Her car was crashed in a Paris underpass after being chased by paparazzi
Princess Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris in August 1997. She was known for her charity work around the world. Her car was crashed in a Paris underpass. She was being chased by paparazzi before the accident. She was 36. Harry was 12 and William was 15. On Television, more than 2.5 billion people watched her funeral around the world. The Princess’s grave is on an island at her family seat, Althorp, Northants. Where it cannot be accessed by the public.
Installation of Statue
The statement added, “For the creation of the statue, the princes have convened a committee to privately raise and commission funds. On the selection of the sculptor, the committee will advise on the statue’s installation in the public gardens at Kensington Palace and will work with Historic Royal Palaces.” The Guardian reported that the members of the six-person committee will be composed of Diana’s sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale and friend Julia Samuel, who is George’s godmother also. Sited in the grounds of their family home, it means that Prince Charlotte and Princess George will grow up with a reminder of the grandmother they never met in the form of Princess Diana Statue.