The Princes said they hoped the statue would “be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy” and thanked “all those around the world who keep our mother’s memory alive”…reports Asian Lite News.
The Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex have united to unveil a new statue of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday.
William and Harry who came together for a ceremony in Kensington Palace’s redesigned Sunken Garden, said “every day we wish she were still with us”, the BBC reported.
It was their first appearance together since the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April.
“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,” Harry and William said in a joint statement.
The Princes said they hoped the statue would “be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy” and thanked “all those around the world who keep our mother’s memory alive”.
The pair were seen laughing and talking animatedly with guests, who applauded as they pulled off a green cloth covering the statue, the BBC reported.
They remarked on changes to the Sunken Garden, which Kensington Palace said had been “one of the princess’s favourite locations” when she lived there.
The rare joint statement from Harry and William was a show of togetherness after strained ties between the brothers since Harry’s wedding to the US former television actress Meghan Markle and an explosive interview with TV host Oprah Winfrey in March which claimed royal racism.