As her sons please, late Princess Diana will be immortalized with a permanent statue in Kensington Palace.
The passing of the charming and amiable Princess Diana was one of the most grieved losses in Britain. Nevertheless, it was a controversial one.
The sweet lady whom could be called an international sweetheart died in a car crash on the 31st day of August 1997.
20 years after the death of the Princess of Wales, her dearest sons, Prince Williams and Prince Harry think it’s about time Diana was immortalized.
The Duke of Cambridge, Williams was 15 years old and his brother Harry was 12 when their mother died. So if the world missed her as dearly as it did, you bet her sons missed her even double.
For many months, tributes flocked in in millions to her royal abode in, Kensington Palace.
The princes started to admit recently that Diana’s death took a toll on them. While Prince said his mother’s death made him angry, his brother Harry confessed that it took years for him to finally come to terms with what could be one of the greatest losses in his life.
Williams and Harry made a petition for a statue of their mother to be placed in the public gardens of Kensington Palace. BBC says the Queen supports the idea.
They chose Kensington Palace for the statue because it was Diana’s home. Currently, Prince William, his wife Duchess Kate Middleton, and their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, live there.
According to the statement, the princes have set up a committee, of which their aunt, Diana’s sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale is part of, to oversee the fundraising and subsequent processes of erecting the statue of the people’s princess.
The memorial statue will be installed in the public gardens at Kensington Palace.
“It has been 20 years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognize her positive impact in the U.K. and around the world with a permanent statue,”
“Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit when it will be unveiled. It is hoped that this will occur before the end of 2017.”
Of all Diana monuments, the proposed permanent statue at Kensington Palace will be the most personal for the Princes. It will be the 4th since her death.