British Princes William and Harry, who have been estranged for some time, met on Thursday at their boyhood home to unveil a monument of Princess Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday.
Diana, Princess of Wales, is commemorated with a statue at Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden. Diana and two children are depicted.
“Every day, we wish she were still here with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and legacy,” the brothers said in a joint statement.
The Sunken Garden was “one of the princess’s favorite locations,” Kensington Palace said, according to BBC News.
Diana moved into Kensington Palace for the first time in 1981. She stayed there following her divorce from Prince Charles until her death in a vehicle accident in Paris in 1997. Prince William was 15 years old at the time, while Prince Harry was 12 years old.
Since Harry and Meghan Markle decided to leave their royal duties and go to the United States, the brothers’ relationship has been strained.
They were spotted together for the first time since Prince Philip’s burial in April on Thursday.
In 2017, William and Harry commissioned Diana’s statue in order to urge people to commemorate her life and humanitarian efforts. Other family members were also present for the event on Thursday.
Lady Diana Spencer, age 19 in 1980. File Photo by B. Smith/UPI | License Photo