For anyone that closely follows the royals, it’s a date seared in everyone’s minds. July 1, 2021 would have been the 60th birthday of Princess Diana, but—apart from Prince Philip’s funeral—it has also long been scheduled as the occasion set to bring Prince William and Prince Harry back together again across the pond as they reunite to honor their mother at the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace.
Prince William & Prince Harry’s Royal Reunion at Diana’s Statue Unveiling Is Likely to Be Postponed...
Scobie joined the Royally Obsessed podcast this week to discuss William & Harry’s unexpected conversations following Prince Philip’s funeral, but also—now that it has been reported that Harry is back in Montecito—when the brothers might see each other next.
“The next time might be very soon as we’ve got the Diana statue unveiling this summer,” Scobie says. “I don’t think it is July 1. I think they’re looking into date options at the moment, but that will certainly be another opportunity for the brothers to pick up where they left off.”
TBH, it makes sense. Pandemic aside, July 1 is right around the corner and with Harry and his wife Meghan Markle expecting the arrival of their baby girl in the coming months, it’s no doubt tough to predict any early summer travel plans.
As we know, the statue was commissioned by the princes in 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death and as a way to “recognize her positive impact” on the world. It was delayed due to COVID-19, but has been created by artist Ian Rank-Broadley, a British sculptor whose portrait of Queen Elizabeth appears on all U.K. coins.
We’ll keep our calendars open, of course.
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