Will Prince Harry Attend the Upcoming Princess Diana Event? Most Likely Not

Prince Harry may have joined his brother for Princess Diana’s statue unveiling over the summer, but it looks like he won’t attend the upcoming private reception for those who funded the project.

According to People, the Duke of Sussex and his wife, Meghan Markle, will not travel across the pond for the occasion, which is being held at Kensington Palace to honor the donors who contributed to the new statue. Instead, Harry has been “privately reaching out” to show his appreciation. (We’re not necessarily surprised, considering the couple recently took a trip to NYC last month.)

ICYMI: The royal brothers reunited in July for the monument's unveiling—which also marked what would have been Diana's 60th birthday—in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace.

During the special event, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex stood side-by-side as they unveiled the statue, which featured their mother and three young children. William shared a photo of himself and his brother at the monument on Instagram, which also featured a statement on behalf of both of them.

The piece was commissioned by the princes in 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Princess of Wales’s death and to “recognize her positive impact” on the world. (The unveiling was subsequently postponed due to COVID-19.) The piece was created by artist Ian Rank-Broadley, a British sculptor whose portrait of Queen Elizabeth appears on all U.K. coins.

While we’ll miss seeing these brothers together again, we’re sure Harry will be there in spirit.

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