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Statue of Princess Diana: After a very public breakup, seeing William and Harry together looked like a throwback to the good old days | UK News

Smiles were striking as the brothers entered Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden where they lived with their mother.

Looking at them it was like a throwback to the good old days, and the many engagements I have attended with them bounce off one another in ways that only brethren can.

They looked like two men enjoying each other’s company on what is an incredibly poignant day for both of them, the day their mother would have celebrated her 60th birthday.

Prince William and Prince Harry at the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue at Kensington Palace
Prince William and Prince Harry at the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue

They couldn’t have seemed more relaxed talking to Dianethe brother and sisters of.

The small gathering and a friendly crowd, just what they needed after the very public flaw that exploded between them.

When they announced their intention to commission a statue in 2017 – the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death – the unveiling was expected to be a much larger public event.

It is, after all, designed to be a lasting memorial to recognize the impact of their mothers’ work on people in the UK and around the world.

Yes, COVID-19[female[feminine narrowed down the numbers, but I suspect the small, low-key event is also what the brothers wanted.

The limited number of people allowed to enter inside for the unveiling was seen by some as a sign of Harrythe mistrust of the British press continues.

The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex arrive for the unveiling of a statue they commissioned from their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, on the occasion of what would have been his 60th birthday.  Photo date: Thursday, July 1, 2021.
The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex seemed to enjoy each other’s company

But don’t forget that both brothers have reasons to be wary of media attention, all triggered by the way they perceived their mother had been treated in the last years of her life. Because of that, William and Harry would hate the way their every move was dissected.

For them, this day was about their mother – and the statue itself certainly deserved attention. Not just because it lasted four years, but …

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