Prince Harry and Prince William set aside their disagreements to unveil a statue as a permanent memorial to their dear mother on what would have been her 60th birthday.
The brothers were pictured standing shoulder to shoulder before unveiling a statue erected in Princess Diana’s honour by Ian Rank-Broadley and located in the reconstructed Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, a site of solace and refuge for her before she died in 1997.
They put their animosity to one side at the private ceremony, which began at 2 pm, and saw Diana’s sons gather along with the princess’ siblings, Earl Spencer, The Lady Sarah McCorquodale and The Lady Jane Fellows, in addition to the Statue Committee, the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, garden designer Pip Morrison and Chair of Historic Royal Palaces, Rupert Gavin.
Hundreds of mourners assembled outside from dawn with Diana’s followers travelling from all over the United Kingdom to west London for the emotional commemorative event, with Harry appearing at 1.45 pm, only 15 minutes before the grand unveiling.
The brothers, who’ve been split by Harry’s decision to leave the United Kingdom, were observed conversing on the grounds of Kensington Palace minutes before the grand unveiling, but what had originally been planned as a grand celebration to mark her life has now been classed as a private event, mainly due to bad blood between the brothers and Harry’s determination to control media coverage.
The brothers are said to have hardly spoken and have an especially strained relationship after two years of rows over Harry’s wife and her alleged treatment of staff and the couple’s decision to emigrate to America and the tonnes of truth bombs the Sussexes have dropped in TV interviews watched by tens of millions of people throughout the globe.
Harry and Meghan believe they were abandoned by the Royal Family, even accusing them of racism towards Archie and disregarding their cries for help when the Duchess of Sussex felt alone and suicidal while pregnant in London.
But as if beating Germany wasn’t astounding enough, the England football team seems to have achieved the near unbelievable. For it appears the remarkable 2-0 victory helped bring about a thaw to the icy relations between Princes William and Harry, sparking a flurry of messages between them after the match.
Sources close to their uncle Earl Spencer, who was at the statue unveiling, said that there’s hope that the celebration of their mother’s life and legacy would bring them together again. Prince Charles and the Queen, who were in Scotland, did not attend the Spencer dominated event.
Diana would have been extremely disappointed in both her sons, but then if Diana had still been alive, I don’t suppose this would have all happened and I don’t believe that Harry and Meghan would have gone to the US because Diana was a truly compassionate woman and would have made Meghan feel extremely welcome, and probably would have instructed Meghan in ways that the Royal Family couldn’t do because they have no feeling.
Diana did her own interview and leaked information secretly, there was even a book.
She hated Royal life and she felt unsupported like her son, and she felt stifled, unable to live as she wanted, but she also hated the media, and perhaps she would have been proud of Harry for walking away, for speaking out, and for living the life that he wanted.
And like she said so many times, she’d been quelled and also felt trapped, and everyone’s so conveniently forgotten how she was also seen as a loose cannon, so let’s be real here, she would have been the most supportive of Harry being free, then William having to live the way that he does, and we all know the truth of the matter when it comes to Diana and how she would have seen this.