This year marks 20 years since Princess Diana tragically died in a car crash in Paris, on August 31, 1997.
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who were just 15 and 12 years old when their mother was killed, have commissioned a statue to commemorate the anniversary of her death.
“It has been 20 years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue,” a statement on behalf of both Prince William and Prince Harry reads.
“Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.”
To be positioned in the public gardens of Kensington Palace, where Princess Diana once lived, the statue will be unveiled later this year, although a date for the ceremony has not yet been chosen.
A sculptor for the work will be chosen by a committee of six people, including Princess Diana’s sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale, according to BBC reports.