Prince William and Prince Harry choose sculptor for Princess Diana statue
It will be completed by 2019
This year marked 20 years since Princess Diana's passing and to honour her memory, the palace announced in January that it would build a statue of the late royal that would stand in the grounds of Kensington Palace.
Today in a series of tweets, the palace announced that the project's sculptor has been chosen. The job has been given to Ian Rank-Broadley, the same man responsible for the image of Queen Elizabeth II that has adorned British currency since 1998. The statue is expected to be unveiled in 2019.
Of Ian, Prince William and Prince Harry commented, "Ian is an extremely gifted sculptor and we know that he will create a fitting and lasting tribute to our mother. We look forward to unveiling the statue, which will allow all those who visit Kensington Palace to remember and celebrate her life and legacy."