Princes William, Harry to honour Diana with statue on death anniversary
Diana, Princess of Wales, enjoys a ride on the Maid of Mist in Niagara Falls, Ont., in this Oct., 1991, photo, with her sons Prince Harry, then 7, and Prince William, then 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hans Deryk
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, January 29, 2017 7:42AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, January 29, 2017 1:39PM EST
LONDON -- The sons of the late Princess Diana plan to build a statue to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in a Paris car crash in 1997.
Princes William and Harry have commissioned the statue, which will be paid for with private funds and erected in the public gardens of Diana's former London home, Kensington Palace.
They said "the time is right to recognize her positive impact in the U.K. and around the world with a permanent statute."
No timetable has been announced, though the princes hope the statue will be unveiled this year.
Before her death in a high-speed car crash in Paris, Diana was involved in a wide range of charities, including landmine awareness.
Her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and their driver Henri Paul also died in the crash.