A statue of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, is to be erected at Britain’s Kensington Palace at the request of her sons, Princes William and Harry.
“It has been 20 years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognize her positive impact in the United Kingdom and around the world with a permanent statue,” the princes said in a statement the palace tweeted out. “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.”
The palace said the princes are working with a committee to find a sculptor and privately raise funds to pay for the project. The statue could possibly be unveiled as early as the end of this year, although no date has been set yet.
At the request of The Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry a statue of Diana, Princess of Wales is to be erected at Kensington Palace. pic.twitter.com/zc4XvqlaSY
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 28, 2017
Humanitarian and style icon Princess Diana was divorced from William and Harry’s father Prince Charles when she died in a Paris car crash in 1997. She was 36.