Palace may get Princess Di statue

2011-11-08 16:14
London - Kensington Palace may erect a statue of Britain's Princess Diana.

The late royal's son Prince William is moving into the London residence with wife Kate Middleton in 2013 - and following calls for a statue of her to go where one currently stands of William III after his death in 1997 - William may take on the challenge of placing a permanent likeness of his mother there.

A former aide of Margaret's told MailOnline: "When all the talk of a statue was going on in 1997, Margaret was firmly opposed and would tell people she had no wish to see Diana from the moment her curtains were drawn until they were closed again."

Now, William is moving into Margaret's former apartment - 1A - and may decide to go against his great aunt's wishes, although nothing has yet been confirmed.

A source said: "It does seem extraordinary that they are taking on Margaret's 20-room apartment, which will need quite a staff to run, when they have so far resisted having anything but the barest minimum of people to help them because they prefer to do everything themselves."

A huge £1m refurbishment of the home is set to take place before the couple - who married in a lavish ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey on April 29 - move in.