When I think of sibling relationships, I always think of Harry and William. They’ve been through so much, born into a life they didn’t ask for and a fame that left them targets all the time. But they had each other.
And that’s what their Mom, the late Princess Diana, would have wanted for them. To have each other. To be there to celebrate each others wins, to comfort through losses, but most of all to have each other.
The brothers have been going through a lot lately, their relationship more in the public eye. Everyone is speculating about what they say and do to each other, but the reality is that we don’t know.
What we do know was that it was nice to see the two brothers come back together to honor their Mother yesterday, on what would have been her 60th birthday.
A few years ago the brothers commissioned a statue of their Mother and Prince Harry returned to England in order to unveil it with his brother, Prince William, at Kensington Palace, the place where the two of them grew up.
“Today, on what would have been our Mother’s 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better,” William and Harry said in a joint statement released on Thursday.
The statement continued, “Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.”
Due to Covid restrictions, not many people could attend. In attendance though were members of Diana’s immediate family, her brother, Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, and her sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes.
The brothers did express thanks to those that work to keep her memory alive.
Princess Diana was a gift. Her memory is still alive and well, and will be. She changed the world and continues to. Even if she is gone.
What a beautiful statue.