Prince Harry is back in the UK and will unite with his brother Prince William for a ceremony for the new statue dedicated to Princess Diana. The 36-year-old arrived from Los Angeles last week. He is now due to stay at Frogmore Cottage for five days of coronavirus-related quarantine.
The brothers commissioned the statue in 2017 and it was created by artist Ian Rank-Broadley.
This Thursday would have been the 60th birthday of the late princess.
Ahead of the event, royal expert Robert Lacey wrote in the Daily Mail: ‘The biggest personalities at Buckingham Palace are working hard to end the current emergency – and make no mistake, they consider it a little less than that. “
The royal editor was addressing a close friend of the two brothers who reportedly said: ‘I’m afraid it’s the same as at Prince Philip’s funeral.
“A sign of recognition, and that’s about it. “
The royal source added: “On day it will be difficult to separate the statue from the occasion.
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Meghan and Prince Harry were both interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in March this year and spoke about tensions with the royal family and their reasons for leaving the UK for a new life in California.
Referring to the tension around the upcoming event, royal correspondent Camilla Tominey cited a source. “They both know it’s not about them but about remembering the late princess.
“But the idea that all of this can be forgiven and forgotten is going to take a lot longer than a few days. “
The royal source added: “Before Oprah there was sympathy for Harry, but not after.
“He knew the damage he was doing.
“The fact that he looked deeply uncomfortable tells you all you need to know. “