Brothers Prince William and Harry met on Thursday to unveil the statue of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday.

The artwork of their late mother, which depicts her alongside two children, received international attention from fans.

However, many wondered why the children in the statue were not her sons, William and Harry.

“I would’ve really liked if Diana’s statue included her own kids,” one fan tweeted.

Another agreed.

“Who are these two random kids with #DianaStatue?” they tweeted.

Why weren’t William and Harry in the statue?

Kensington Palace spoke out about the unveiling, revealing the children, who aren’t named, were included to represent Diana’s remarkable gift to connect with people and also signified her passion for children-focused organisations.

The statement said the three kids in the statue represent the “universality and generational impact” of her work.

Kensington Palace went on to say Diana “gained confidence in her role as an ambassador for humanitarian causes” and that the statue “aims to convey her character and compassion”.

Prince William and Harry have been working on the commissioned piece since 2017, and below the incredible statue, there is a plaque that reads: “These are the units to measure the worth of this woman as a woman regardless of birth. Not what was her station? But had she a heart? How did she play her God-given part?”

Harry and William reunited without cameras in the gardens of Kensington Palace after they’d allegedly shared text messages days ahead of the event.

The duo were seen happily speaking to one another, reminding royal onlookers of the special bond they once undeniably shared in their younger years.

Sadly, it seems their close relationship came to a fiery halt after Harry and his wife, Meghan Marlow, made the decision to step down as senior royals members back in 2020.

The pair moved to the US – a move they said was made to get away from The Firm and the British media.

Shortly after the intimate reunion, William and Harry released a joint statement via the Kensington Royal Twitter page.

“Today, on what would have been our Mother’s 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better,” it read.

“Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.

“Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to all those around the world who keep our mother’s memory alive,” they concluded, before signing off from “Prince William and Prince Harry.”

The Queen, Prince Charles and Kate Middleton were not present for the unveiling.

Duchess Meghan remained in the US with her two children Archie and Lilibet.

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