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Prince William and Prince Harry put on their best united front faces at the unveiling of Princess Diana statue — PHOTOS

Prince William and Prince Harry put on their best united front faces at the unveiling of Princess Diana statue — PHOTOS

Prince William and Prince Harry at the Diana, Princess Of Wales Statue Unveiling At Kensington Palace

Prince William and Prince Harry have come together to unveil a new memorial statue of their late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, on what would have been her 60th birthday.

“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,” the brothers said in a statement released by Kensington Palace.

It was the first time William and Harry had been together since the funeral of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in April and will be seen as a healing moment for the brothers after a turbulent past few years.

The pair seemed at ease during the event, and were filmed smiling and laughing with other attendees.

Prince William and Prince Harry at the Diana, Princess Of Wales Statue Unveiling At Kensington Palace
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive for the unveiling of a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021 in London, England. Today would have been the 60th birthday of Princess Diana, who died in 1997. At a ceremony here today, her sons Prince William and Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex respectively, will unveil a statue in her memory. (Photo by Yui Mok – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Kensington Palace said the statue aims to “reflect the warmth, elegance and energy” of Princess Diana and the children surrounding her “represent the universality and generational impact” of her work.

The statue was sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley, known for his portrait of the Queen that graces British and Australian coins, and is 1.25x life-size.

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Prince William and Prince Harry at the Diana, Princess Of Wales Statue Unveiling At Kensington Palace
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex unveil a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021 in London, England. Today would have been the 60th birthday of Princess Diana, who died in 1997. At a ceremony here today, her sons Prince William and Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex respectively, will unveil a statue in her memory. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

It sits in the sunken gardens of Kensington Palace, one of Diana’s favorite spots, which has undergone a nearly-two year redesign by garden designer Pip Morrison.

There were no speeches at the tightly-controlled private event, which was attended by a handful of people including Diana’s brother Earl Spencer, sisters Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, as well as members of the statue committee.

Prince William and Prince Harry at the Diana, Princess Of Wales Statue Unveiling At Kensington Palace
The Duke of Cambridge (left) and Duke of Sussex look at a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, on what would have been her 60th birthday. Picture date: Thursday July 1, 2021. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)
Prince William and Prince Harry at the Diana, Princess Of Wales Statue Unveiling At Kensington Palace
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive for the unveiling of a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021 in London, England. Today would have been the 60th birthday of Princess Diana, who died in 1997. At a ceremony here today, her sons Prince William and Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex respectively, will unveil a statue in her memory. (Photo by Yui Mok – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William and Prince Harry at the Diana, Princess Of Wales Statue Unveiling At Kensington Palace
The Duke of Sussex after the unveiling a statue commissioned of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, on what would have been her 60th birthday. Picture date: Thursday July 1, 2021. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)
Prince William and Prince Harry at the Diana, Princess Of Wales Statue Unveiling At Kensington Palace
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during the unveiling of a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021 in London, England. Today would have been the 60th birthday of Princess Diana, who died in 1997. At a ceremony here today, her sons Prince William and Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex respectively, will unveil a statue in her memory. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William and Prince Harry at the Diana, Princess Of Wales Statue Unveiling At Kensington Palace
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive for the unveiling of a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021 in London, England. Today would have been the 60th birthday of Princess Diana, who died in 1997. At a ceremony here today, her sons Prince William and Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex respectively, will unveil a statue in her memory. (Photo by Yui Mok – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William and Prince Harry at the Diana, Princess Of Wales Statue Unveiling At Kensington Palace
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex unveil a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021 in London, England. Today would have been the 60th birthday of Princess Diana, who died in 1997. At a ceremony here today, her sons Prince William and Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex respectively, will unveil a statue in her memory. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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