Princess Diana is getting a memorial statue to commemorate her life

The statue will mark the 20th anniversary of her death

The statue will mark the 20th anniversary of her death

This year sees the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death. In honour of the anniversary, a statue of her will be erected at Kensington Palace to commemorate her life, it was revealed over the weekend.

Her sons, Princes William and Harry, announced the touching news in a joint statement via Kensington Palace's Twitter account: 'It has been twenty years since our mother's death and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue.

'Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.'

The Queen has said that she 'supports' her grandsons, according to the BBC

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Princess Diana and her partner, Dodi Al Fayed, were killed in a car accident in Paris on 31st August 1997. The princes, who were 15 and 12 years old respectively when their mother died, have privately raised the money to fund the statue along with Diana's sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Evening Standard reports.

Further details of the statue are yet to be revealed, but we can hope to see it erected before the end of the year.

We think the monument is a lovely idea, and are sure Diana would be extremely proud of both of her sons.

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