Since only a handful of people will be allowed to attend the July 1 unveiling of Princess Diana's statue, Prince William is planning to give wife Kate Middleton and their three kids — Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3 — a first look before the ceremony.
According to The Telegraph, William wants to have a moment of reflection alongside his family since they aren't allowed to be present at the actual event.
At the moment, the statue is locked inside a big green box at Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden.
Originally, over 100 people, including some of Diana's closest friends, were set to be in attendance, but those plans were scrapped last week due to COVID-19 protocols.
Now, aside from William and Prince Harry, only a few select family and friends are invited, in addition to the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley and the garden designer, Pip Morrison.
The brothers first came up the idea for the monument in 2017.
"The statue was commissioned to mark the 20th anniversary of her death and recognize her positive impact in the UK and around the world," a statement read. "The statue will be installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on 1st July 2021, marking the Princess’s 60th birthday. The Princes hope that the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother’s life and her legacy."
Though the siblings are still at odds, a source told InTouch that they'll be able to have a private chat before the July 1 ceremony, as Harry touched down in the U.K. last week, while Meghan Markle stayed in California with their kids.
It was noted that the brothers are "on the same page" when it comes to "keeping the peace" at the event.
"They’ll be an opportunity for them to talk in person either just before and after the unveiling," the source shared. "As far as I know, a reconciliation isn’t on the cards for Prince Charles and Prince Harry. They haven’t organized to meet up but plans are subject to change."