Prince William and Prince Harry announced in 2017 that a status to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Diana's death and all the amazing work their mother did would be installed on July 1st, 2021 in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace.
“Harry is demanding the Meghan be part of the official ceremony. She will not be able to attend in person because of the couple's second child, but Harry is pushing to have comments prepared by Meghan included in the event or a video message featuring his wife released to the media the same day the brothers unveil the statue,” sources tell Radar.
And if Harry’s demands are not agreed to, the family fears Harry could do the "unthinkable" and refuse to attend himself.
“It is very possible that Harry does not return to the U.K. for the event,” insiders add.
“The cold shoulder Harry received at Prince Philip's funeral is not helping. Harry was rattled not only by his family’s reaction but also by the negative media coverage he received during his short stay. Now he may bow out of the upcoming trip altogether.”
Before the news of baby number two, it was announced in Aug. 2020 that the couple and their son, Archie, would all be attending. The birth of their daughter would give them a convenient excuse.
“The design on the statue was signed off by William and Harry. And even after Harry left the U.K. he was kept up to date on the progress and received photos of the work taking place. What is happening now would break Diana’s heart,” a friend tells Radar.
“Diana loved spending time in the gardens at Kensington Palace. It was her refuge and sanctuary. She would cut flowers from the garden for her desk. Her two boys picked the perfect place for the statue, now let’s hope they BOTH are there when it is unveiled.”