Prince Harry and Prince William reunited on Thursday, July 1, for the unveiling of the statue honoring their late mother, Princess Diana. This marks the first time the brothers have seen each other since their grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral in April.
“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,” Prince William and Prince Harry said in a statement, according to People.
The statement went on, “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.” For more specific details on the statue, click here, and check it out for yourself, below:
From the photos, Prince Harry and Prince William’s reunion seemed pleasant and cordial. However, it’s difficult not to think about the rumors of tension that have been swirling around since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. If there are still hurt feelings, they were seemingly pushed aside for the day.
Prince Harry mentioned that he’d be in the U.K. for this unveiling while giving a speech at the 2021 Diana Awards, which honors young activists.
“Later this week my brother and I are recognizing what would have been our mum’s 60th birthday, and she would be so proud of you all for living an authentic life with purpose and with compassion for others,” he said, according to Harper’s Bazaar. “Our mum believed that young people have the power to change the world. She believed in your strength, because she saw it day in and day out. And in the faces of young people exactly like you, she witnessed a boundless enthusiasm and passion, and I, too, see those same values shine through.”