Princess Diana is getting a memorial statue in Kensington Palace

Diana and John Travolta dancing at the White House in 1985 (credit: The White House)

To mark the twentieth anniversary of her death, Princess Diana will be memorialized in a statue commissioned by her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.

As befits the people’s princess, the statue will be located in the public gardens of Kensington Palace. Her sons have created a committee to raise funds for the statue and to select an artist to make it. Though the palace has no official date when the statue will be completed, they did say they hope it is before the end of 2017.

In a statement, the two boys 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.”

Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997.