Prince William and Harry make joint announcement about their mother

They rarely talk about her in public, but now William and Harry have made a beautiful announcement about their beloved mother.
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The princes have spoken out about their mother's passing.

The world watched on with sadness as a young Prince William and Prince Harry tried to deal with the grief of losing their mother and now, nearly twenty years after her death, her boys are finally ready to speak.

In a rare display of openness and emotion, William and Harry have announced they have organised a statue of Princess Diana to be erected in her honour at Kensington Palace.

“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,” they said in a joint statement released on social media, along with a gorgeous photo of Diana.

“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.”

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 Princes have convened a committee to commission and privately raise funds for the creation of the statue. This committee will advise on the selection of the sculptor and will work with Historic Royal Palaces on the statue's installation in the public gardens at Kensington Palace. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry said: "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 the sculpting of the statue will begin soon, it is not currently possible to advise when it will be unveiled. It is hoped that this will occur before the end of 2017. Further announcements on the statue's sculptor and design will be made in due course.

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The statue is set to be unveiled before the end of the year and will be installed at the beautiful Kensington Palace grounds Diana loved so much.

The boys have understandably been quite guarded about their mother’s passing in the past and haven’t liked to talk about the difficulty of losing her at such a young age.

William was just 15 and Harry 12 when Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris.

Her death was said to be caused by high speed as her driver tried to escape the relentless paparazzi.

It made her boys’ relationship with the media very strained for a long time as they were said to have blamed the press for the accident.

Now, both have found love themselves, with William raising his family with Catherine and Harry reportedly head over heels for his girlfriend Meghan Markle.

Last year, Harry admitted he had only recently been able to begin opening up about his loss, saying he did not talk about Diana’s death “for the first 28 years of my life”.

William has previously said he felt “very angry” when she passed and held onto that feeling for a long time.

Anyone who has lost a parent at a young age will understand just how difficult it can be, with most people saying the greatly admire how the princes have handled themselves over the years and the young men they have grown up to be.

Are you glad to hear Diana will be honoured in this way? Did you feel for William and Harry when Diana first passed?

  1. mrs molly mitchell  

    im very glad the boys are doing this for the people as it shocked nearly everyone around the word my late husband always felt honoured when the princess came to glasgow and waved directly to him lol but he always talked about it as that just filled him with pride ,,,we both loved the princess very much and to watch the two young boys walking with heads bowed broke our hearts ,,,their mother would have been very proud of them as im sure she is now watching over them ,,,

  2. sandra pope  

    I still cry at the memory of those boys walking behind their Mothers casket on the way to Westminster. I lost my dad when I was small..to this day it makes me incredibly sad to have reached 65 without him!!
    I can only wish them a life time of happiness and contentment with their own families !

  3. Ann  

    So very happy that these two boys are showing the love that they have for their Mother. We all loved Diana . No one can replace her. I wish these boys love and happiness the rest of their lives. She will be so proud of them and her guardian angel will be looking after them and their families.

  4. Susan  

    I think once William becomes King and the Queen is no more, there will be a lot more tributes to his beloved Mother. Very tragic circumstances for these two boys. If we are to believe the stories about Charles and Camilla in the lead up to The wedding it was diabolical ! I love the pomp and ceremony of the Royal Family but there is a dark side to what happened with Dianna and this poor girl went off the rails because of her treatment by the House of Windsor !

  5. Susan Begg  

    What a lovely thing to do. Thank you Willian and Harry. We all loved Lady Diana and felt for William and Harry when she died. Still makes me cry thinking about her. She was such a wonderful person. She would be so proud of her two sons. We love you Lady Diana and love your two wonderful children.

  6. Rose  

    Absolutely wonderful news and long overdue. I truly hope the boys retain control of this project, a wonderful and fitting tribute and memorial to their mother. A woman, millions admired and loved. To me the most loved Royal of my lifetime. Many remember her and her struggles well. I know I will never ever forget her strength and compassion or what she had to endure. Her greatest love in her short life, were her two sons. I hope none of her distraction show their ugly face at the unveiling. I know the times I have been to Kensington Palace, I still look for her presence.

  7. Dell  

    The Princess would be so very proud of her Two Princes. They are wonderful young Men

  8. Donna  

    I love the thought that they are honoring their mother with a statue of her…Diana would be so proud of her sons

  9. Patricia Stelling  

    About time, there are statues of Prince Albert, and buildings named after him eg Royal albert Hall, he was only the Prince Consort, same as Diana and the disgraceful water memorial, and the Princess Diana walk that you can hardly see, are to my knowledge
    are the only two memorials to such a beatiful caring women, bravo to the Princes.

  10. Jack  

    What a waste of money … honoring an adulterous tart and a total dimwit.
    Do you all realize that this bimbo couldn’t even pass 9th grade ? Yeah, sure,
    she fronted many worthwhile charities and causes, BUT all this was heavily
    scripted by the court officials and her minders. About the only thing Dippy Di
    could do successfully was choose her own outfits … and that was about the height of her intelligence. I can however, understand the boys’ love for their Mum as they were both
    very young (12 + 15) when she died … too young to understand that their Mum was a
    complete waste of space.

    • Joan Marshall  

      Jack I totally agree with you about Princess Diana. Sad but true Diana had a borderline personality disorder. Is she the only woman I have known of or met NO I have met a fair few like her or worse. The poor children had to put up with a lot from her. Of all the eligible men in England why Dodi who never earned a penny in his life and was supported by his Father. Some of the crazy things she did was appalling and Prince Charles no better. If you have one parent who is honest self sacrificing and sensible is wonderful but when both parents behave the way they did is to say the least very disturbing. No wonder we have the society we have today.

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