Princes William and Harry put aside their differences today to unveil a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday.

The 2 brothers commissioned the statue back in 2017 to honor their mother, who still to this day has left a huge mark on British society.

The statue will remain in the gardens of Kensington Palace in order to preserve her legacy.

"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," William and Harry said in a joint statement.

"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."


Much has been made of the relationship between the 2 princes after Harry appeared in a tell-all interview with wife Meghan Markle and Oprah.

Despite this, both he and William seemed to be in high spirits leading up the big unveiling. They have both always maintained 1 strong common ground and that is the love and respect for Diana, who tragically died when William was fifteen and Harry was twelve.

The statue depicts the Princess of Wales in her later years, surrounded by children who represent the "universality and generational impact of the princess's work," as per the Evening Standard.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said: "The portrait and style of dress was based on the final period of her life as she gained confidence in her role as an ambassador for humanitarian causes and aims to convey her character and compassion."

Diana was known affectionately as 'The People's Princess', such was the impression she made on not only the British public, but the world. However, the global population was shocked in 1997 when it was announced she'd died at only 36 years old.

The princess died in a car crash in Paris, as the driver was reportedly trying to drive away from paparazzi.

Her funeral was televised on September 6, 1997, bringing in one of the highest ever viewing figures in UK TV history. Cameras saw members of the Royal Family, including fresh-faced William and Harry, honoring the princess.

Now, thanks to her statue, she'll remain in the gardens of Kensington Palace for many, many years to come.