Today as they unveil a statue of their mother Diana, the royal brothers have a real opportunity to reconcile, says the royal historian Robert Lacey in his latest article in The Times.
“We, your blood family, will do all we can to continue the imaginative way in which you were steering these two exceptional young men,” Diana’s brother Charles Spencer pledged at his sister’s funeral in Westminster Abbey on September 6, 1997. William and Harry, he promised, should not be simply “immersed by duty and tradition”. They should be encouraged to “sing openly as you planned”.
Today, July 1, nearly a quarter of a century later, will come the test of Earl Spencer’s pledge when Diana’s sons stand beside their uncle and Diana’s sisters, Sarah McCorquodale and Jane Fellowes, to honour their mother’s memory by unveiling her statue in the new White Garden at Kensington Palace.
Read the full article in The Times: Is this the day of reconciliation between Prince William and Prince Harry?