A new statue of Diana, Princess of Wales is to be created by the sculptor whose portrait of the Queen also appears on the coins, Kensington Palace has announced. Princes William and Harry announced last January they had commissioned a statue of their mother and they have now selected arts Ian Rank-Broadley to carry out the work. The statue is to be unveiled in 2019.
The brothers said in a joint statement: “We have been touched by the kind words and memories so many people have shared about our mother over these past few months.
“It is clear the significance of her work is still felt by many in the UK and across the world, even 20 years after her death.
“Ian is an extremely gifted sculptor and we know that he will create a fitting and lasting tribute to our mother.
“We look forward to unveiling the statue, which will allow all those who visit Kensington Palace to remember and celebrate her life and legacy.”