Princes William and Harry to honour Princess Diana with permanent statue

2017-01-30 06:01

Cape Town – The Royal Family announced on Saturday that Princess Diana would be honoured with a statue 20 years after her death.

In a statement on their official Facebook page, The Royal family said, “A statue of Diana, Princess of Wales will be erected in the grounds of Kensington Palace at the request of her sons, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.”

The statue - which will be commissioned by a committee put together by William and Harry – is said to honour Princess Diana’s positive impact on so many lives before she died.

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry said in a statement, “It has been twenty years since our mother's death and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue.

“Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.”

While it is not known when the statue will be unveiled, sculpting is reported to begin soon.

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