Princess Diana would have turned 60 today
Members of the Royal Family will be coming together today to mark what would have been Princess Diana's 60th birthday.
The Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex will meet later to unveil a statue of their mother that will stand in Kensington Palace's redesigned Sunken Garden.
It will undoubtedly be a poignant moment for the pair, who reportedly have not been on the best of terms of late.
Prince Harry arrived in to the UK last week to ensure that he could complete his mandatory quarantine ahead of the unveiling.
Kensington Palace confirmed that, in addition to the royal brothers, members of Diana's close family will attend the unveiling, which is due to take place this afternoon.
The ceremony will understandably be held with a limited capacity due to ongoing COVID restrictions, with mostly close friends and family expected to attend the event.
Today, 1 July 2021 would have marked Princess Diana’s 60th birthday.
Diana leaves behind a lasting legacy through her family, charity work and compassion. She continues to be an inspiration for both her sons, Prince William and Harry. pic.twitter.com/Er08pJS0hV— The Royal Family Channel (@RoyalFamilyITNP) July 1, 2021
Tributes have poured in from thousands of people in the UK and all over the world.
Diana's legacy stretched far and wide, and it is clear to see the influence she had on so many people around the world.
We're celebrating Princess Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday. Out of all the tiaras she wore, none of them sparkled quite like her. 🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/a0xqTV5hE1— People (@people) July 1, 2021
The Sunken Garden that will be used for Diana's statue is said to have taken over 1000 hours to complete, with reports that over 4000 flowers have been planted in the garden.
The garden, which sits within London's Hyde Park, will be open to the public to visit for free from tomorrow, in line with Kensington Palace's opening hours.