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WILLIAM, HARRY MEET TO UNVEIL STATUE OF DIANA

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LONDON Princes William and Harry put their difference­s aside on Thursday when they unveiled a statue to their late mother Princess Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday, saying they hoped it would be a lasting memorial to her life and legacy.

The brothers, whose falling-out has been the subject of intense media scrutiny, looked relaxed together as they revealed the statue they commission­ed in honour of Diana in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace in central London, her former home.

The bronze statue depicts Diana, who was killed in a Paris car crash in 1997, surrounded by three children, which Kensington Palace said represente­d “the universali­ty and generation­al impact” of her work.

“Today, on what would have been our mother's 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character — qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better,” the brothers said in a statement. “Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.”

William and Harry were joined by their mother's brother Charles Spencer and her sisters Sarah Mccorquoda­le and Jane Fellowes for the small, private event.

 ?? DOMINIC LIPINSKI / POOL PHOTO VIA AP ?? Prince William, left, and Prince Harry unveil a statue they commission­ed of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday Thursday, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London.
DOMINIC LIPINSKI / POOL PHOTO VIA AP Prince William, left, and Prince Harry unveil a statue they commission­ed of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday Thursday, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London.

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