Prince Harry is back in the United Kingdom for the first time since Prince Philip's funeral. This time, it's for the unveiling of his late mother Princess Diana's memorial statue that will be held on July 1 at Kensington Palace. The statue was commissioned in honour of what would have been the Princess' 60th birthday.
This is only the second time Prince Harry has returned to London since he stepped back from his royal duties and moved to the United States with his family last year. His latest visit also comes at a particularly delicate time due to the number of explosive interviews Harry and Meghan have given the press.
In March this year, Harry and Meghan sat down with Oprah and gave a scathing interview in which they alleged that the British royal family was racist and had ignored Meghan's declining mental health.
Later, Harry went on Dax Shephard's podcast, Armchair Expert, and spoke openly about how he felt he was living in a zoo while he was a member of the royal family and how he was caught in a cycle of "pain and suffering".
As expected, a rift has grown between the young royal and his family. Unfortunately, it seems that the brothers did not appear to reconcile during Prince Philip's funeral despite being seen speaking to each other on the day.
However, it is very clear that both brothers want to honour their mother and her legacy during the unveiling ceremony which is why they are putting aside their differences and coming together for the occasion.
Here's everything we know so far about the upcoming ceremony and the statue of Princess Diana.
1. The statue was commissioned in 2017
In 2017, Prince Harry and Prince William released a joint statement announcing that they had commissioned a statue of their mother.
In the statement, they said: “It has been 20 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.”
A committee, which included Prince Harry, Prince William, one of Princess Diana's sisters, some close friends and a number of charity contacts and experts, was formed to develop a plan to honour the 20th anniversary of her death.
They commissioned artist Ian Rank-Broadley to create the statue of Diana. He was also the sculptor who created Queen Elizabeth II's silhouette, which is currently on all British coins.