Prince William and Prince Harry Will Install a Statue of Princess Diana at Their Childhood Home

posted: 02/01/17
by: Blythe Copeland

Two decades after the death of Princess Diana, Princes William and Harry announced the commissioning of a statue in her honor, which will be installed on the grounds of Kensington Palace.

"It has been 20 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 statement. "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."

Charles and Diana moved into Kensington Palace after their wedding, and raised William and Harry there; Diana continued to live in the palace after she and Charles divorced.

The princes and committee have not chosen a sculptor yet, but hope to have the piece "unveiled" by the end of 2017. William and Kate announced in January that they're planning to spend more time at their official residence at Kensington Palace starting in the fall, when George and Charlotte start school in London.