Princes William and Harry announce new statue of Diana

  • 29 January 2017
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Princes William and Harry have announced plans to create a statue of their mum, Diana Princess of Wales, on the 20th anniversary of her death.

The statue will be built at Kensington Palace, where she used to live, and where the royal brothers live now.

Princes William and Harry said in statement: "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.

"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."

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An artist has yet to be chosen but it is believed the statue will be started soon.

The Princess of Wales died on 31 August 1997, when the Duke of Cambridge was 15 and his brother Harry was only 12.

The Princes' statue will be the fourth monument in London dedicated to Princess Diana, and will be close to the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, and the memorial garden close to Kensington Palace.

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