Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton and Prince Charles will not attend Princess Diana’s memorial launch on Thursday, according to reports.
The Duchess of Cambridge will remain absent from the unveiling of a statue, sparking new debate among royal fans as she will not join Prince William and Harry in paying tribute to the Princess of Wales.
The heartbreaking ceremony will take place to commemorate the late Princess of Wales in honor of what would have been her 60th birthday.
Prince Charles, Diana’s ex-husband, will also not attend the event. “It brings back memories to him; happy, sad, regretful, ”an insider told the UK Times.
The absence of the two royals from the highly anticipated event could one way or another spark further controversy within the family.
However, Prince William and Prince Harry are all set to pay tribute to their late mum Diana Princess of Wales. The statue arrived at Kensington Palace ahead of its official unveiling Thursday, July 1.
The two brothers – who are all set to pay homage to their late mum – will now only be joined by Diana’s close family, the statue committee, sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley and gardener Pip Morrison, according to the palace.
Fans and royal experts were speculating that Kate Middleton would be present at the upcoming Princess Diana statue unveiling to negotiate peace between Prince Harry and Prince William.
Prince Harry’s visit to the UK is seen as very crucial for the Royal Family as it can help defuse tensions within the family.