Still, Kate, 39, and William have tried their best to keep the memory of his mother, who died in a car crash in August 1997, alive for their children.
“Diana was such a wonderful mother,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly in August 2019. “William and Kate are doing their best to take after her when it comes to raising George, Charlotte and Louis. They’re determined to give their kids a normal life, just like Diana did.”
Like his brother, Harry, 36, attended without his wife, Meghan Markle, who remained at home in California with Archie, 2, and Lili, born on June 4. Prince Charles, who divorced Diana in 1996, was also not present for the ceremony.
Diana’s siblings, however — Charles Spencer, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes — were on hand for the unveiling alongside sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, garden designer Pip Morrison and Chair of Historic Royal Palaces, Rupert Gavin.
A press release from Kensington Palace noted that all the members of the Statue Committee rounded out the attendee list: Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, former private…