On Diana’s 60th birthday last July, Prince William and Prince Harry unveiled the much-anticipated statue of their mother. The statue shows Diana with her arms around two children, with a third visible in the background. But who are these children? And what is the meaning?
Kensington Palace has issued a statement explaining these three “mysterious” children in Diana’s statue. In the statement, the palace explains that the decision to include the children in the statue is due to Diana’s special ability to build strong, personal bonds with young people. “The statue aims to reflect the warmth, elegance and energy of Diana, Princess of Wales. This in addition to her work and the impact she has had on so many people,” the statement reads.
“The figure of Diana, Princess of Wales, is surrounded by three children who represent the universal impact of the Princess’s work. The portrait and clothing style are based on the last period of her life, when she gained confidence in her role as an ambassador for humanitarian causes. In this way, we want to convey her character and compassion,” the statement continued.
Princess Diana often volunteered for various charities aimed at youth. She was, among other things, the patroness of the Greater Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London. Because Princess Diana was so involved with young people, in 1999 the Diana Award brought to life. This special award is intended to honor young people who are committed to improving the lives of others. What a beautiful gesture!
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