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Princes William and Harry Chose Sculptor for Diana Statue

The princes said in a statement Sunday that the statue is meant to create "a fitting and lasting tribute to our mother"

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    William, Kate and Harry Pay Tribute to Princess Diana

    British princes William and Harry paid tribute to their late mother, Princess Diana, on August 30, on a visit to a garden created in her memory. William’s wife, Kate, came for the visit as well.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017)

    Kensington Palace says Princes William and Harry have chosen sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley to create a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.

    Rank-Broadley, whose image of Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on British coins since 1998, will complete the work by 2019. The statue will be placed on the grounds of Kensington Palace, where Diana once lived.

    The princes said in a statement Sunday that the statue is meant to create "a fitting and lasting tribute to our mother" and to remember her life and legacy.

    The princes added they had been touched by the kind words and memories shared with them about Diana this year, as the world recalled her death in a Paris car accident in 1997.