New Statue to Mark 20th Anniversary of Princess Diana’s Death
Princes William and Harry have announced that a new statue of their mother will be unveiled to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.
It is planned that the statue of Princess Dianna will be positioned in the public gardens of Kensington Palace, where she once resided. An artist has been chosen for the memorial and it is believed that work on the statue will start shortly.
This will be the fourth monument in London dedicated to the princess. It will be close to the Princess Diana Memorial in Hyde Park.
Every other year, on their visit to the capital, pupils of Heighington Millfield Primary Academy include a visit to her memorial garden. A Year 6 pupil from the school said: “It’s really good that we are getting another statue of the amazing women.”
In a joint statement, the princes said: “It has been twenty 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.”
The two princes were just 15 and 13 when a car accident in a Paris underpass claimed the life of their mother.
The work will be paid for by public donations rather than taxpayer funds.
Millie, Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy