It's the event of the year. Prince William and Prince Harry will reunite at Princess Diana's statue unveiling on July 1, but who else will be in attendance?
Less than a week before the ceremony, new details have been revealed.
"Prince William and Prince Harry will attend a small event to mark the unveiling of a statue they commissioned of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on Thursday 1st July," a note from Kensington Palace, which was obtained by The Royal Observer, reads. "In addition to close family of Diana, Princess of Wales, members of the statue committee, the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, and garden designer, Pip Morrison, will also be present. Further details about the statue and garden will be provided on the 1st July."
"The statue that Prince William and Prince Harry have commissioned to commemorate their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, will be installed next year on what would have been her 60th Birthday," a statement said last year. "The statue was commissioned to mark the 20th anniversary of her death and recognize her positive impact in the U.K. and around the world."
The message continued, "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."
This will be the second time Harry and William have come face-to-face this year. In April, the siblings briefly caught up at Prince Philip's funeral, but it seems like their relationship still needs some work.
"Anyone thinking that this would be resolved at a wake is sadly misguided. It's going to take more than one or two conversations, but I think this is a significant start," royal expert Katie Nicholl shared. "Let's not forget that before Harry arrived in the U.K., all conversations had basically ceased. This was the icebreaker, this was the baby step. And everyone's hope is that these conversations continue productively and not be leaked to the media. Things were not going to be resolved in one or two family meetings."
Now, the princes will have another chance to try and make amends.
“Despite their ongoing issues, Prince Harry and Prince William have communicated about the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue,” a source told In Touch. “They’ll be an opportunity for them to talk in person either just before and after the unveiling.”