1. There Will Be a Princess Diana Statue at Kensington Palace
After Princess Diana’s death, her sons Prince William and Harry took over the Princess Diana Memorial Foundation in Hyde Park. If you have ever visited England, you already know that there are statues of kings and queens in public parks and in front of palaces throughout the country. Since Diana was no longer a princess when she died, one was never made of her. William and Harry began planning the commission for the statue back in 2017, on the 20-year anniversary of her death.
The statue is currently scheduled to be erected on On July 1, 2021, where it will be placed in front of Kensington Palace. There is already a grand statue of Queen Victoria standing in front of the palace, since it was her former home. Now, finally, Diana can also be memorialized in the same way. During a press release, the princes said, “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.” Just like her funeral in Westminster Abbey, this surely goes against royal protocol. But the Queen has reportedly said that she fully supports this endeavor.
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