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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" and to remember her life and legacy

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    Princes William, Harry Speak Ahead of 20th Anniversary of Diana’s Death

    August 31, 2017, marks 20 years since the car crash that killed Princess Diana, her partner, Dodi Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul, in Paris. British princes William and Harry spoke to the BBC about the hardship of losing their mother, how they feel about the paparazzi and their relationship with their father, Prince Charles, on the days following Diana’s death. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017)

    Kensington Palace says Princes William and Harry have chosen sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley to create a statute 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.