A statue of Britain’s Princess Diana is installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on what would have been her 60th birthday.
Prince Harry and Prince William today set aside their own differences to unveil a statue as a permanent memorial to their beloved mother on what would have been her 60th birthday and declared: ‚Every day, we wish she were still with us‘.
The brothers were pictured standing shoulder-to-shoulder before revealing a statue created in Princess Diana’s honour by Ian Rank-Broadley and placed in the remodelled Sunken Garden, a place of solace and safety for her before she died in 1997.
A princess so tragically taken in the prime of her life, who came into the British Royal family and the public eye as a shy young woman, grew into one of the most popular and adored woman in the world. She brought a breath of fresh air into the Windsor household and helped to change the public perception of the monarchy. She reached out and touched so many people’s hearts, as she often struggled with her own personal life. Her two sons have grown into fine young men, with much of their mother’s feisty spirit.
Just that morning, she said she told her husband about her suicidal thoughts. “I was ashamed to say it,” she told Winfrey, “ashamed to admit it, but I knew If I didn’t say it, I would do it.”
Harry, she said, cradled her and, over time, began to formulate a plan to ease the pressure and ensure that the tragedy that had engulfed his mother, Princess Diana, would not repeat itself.
Princess Diana’s was a determined defender to the voiceless. Her presence shed a spotlight on the forgotten people in society. The people in Angola who lived in landmine infested lands. Diana shed light on issues such as homelessness that people in Britain wanted to sweep under the rug.
„Even more concerning still, we are calling out what can only be described as outdated, colonial undertones to some of these stories,“ the MPs continued, adding that this could not „be allowed to go unchallenged.“
They added that they shared „an understanding of the abuse and intimidation“ used against women in public-facing positions.