WILLIAM and Harry didn’t have a heart-to-heart at yesterday’s unveiling of the statue in honour of their mum Princess Diana, it’s reported.
But the feuding brothers are said to have had a glass of champagne together after the event at Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden.
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Harry and William walked into the Sunken Garden together for yesterday’s unveiling
It was the first time they have come face to face for the first time since Prince Philip’s funeral
The pair laughed and joked together as they came face to face for the first time since Prince Philip’s funeral in April.
Unveiling the statue, the brothers said: “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.”
The brothers appeared close this afternoon – raising the hopes of millions that their feud may now be behind them.
But sources told The Daily Mail Harry was greeted by James Holt, a former Kensington Palace press officer and now the executive director of the Sussexes’ Archewell Foundation, not William.
Harry arrived at 1.32pm for the 2pm ceremony in a chauffeur-driven car.
The brothers entered the Sunken Garden together, with the Duke of Sussex clapping his hands in anticipation as they approached the statue.
They were welcomed by Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, their former private secretary, who is godfather to Prince George.
Both held the green curtain draped over the memorial and William asked “ready?” before they pulled it off in sync to reveal the touching artwork.
A round of applause echoed around the garden – a favourite place of Princess Diana’s – as the statue was shown for the first time.
The pair stood before the stunning statue this afternoon
The memorial, which is cast in bronze, shows Diana with three children
The men released a touching tribute to their mother – and said they wished she were still with them
The princes looked remarkably similar as they mirrored each other’s body language
Harry beamed brightly as he drove away from the ceremony
He appeared in great form as he met his brother
The brothers have barely spoken since Megxit last year.
And their relationship soured following a series of bombshell claims about the Royal Family made by the Sussexes during their Oprah interview.
Guests enjoyed champagne on the outside terrace of the Kensington Palace Pavilion following the unveiling.
Harry is thought to have stayed for a drink following the end of the event at 2.45pm – but was driven out of the palace gates by 3.05pm, the Mail reports.
Earlier, he joked with his mother’s siblings, kissing his aunt Lady Sarah McCorquodale on both cheeks before proceeding to give two more mock-pecks as she wagged her finger at him.
He also laughed as he saw his aunt Lady Jane Fellowes and uncle Earl Spencer.
Covid restrictions meant only 13 guests were allowed in Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden, and the princes’ only relatives there were on their mum’s side.
Sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley’s artwork is now up in the Sunken Garden, a place Diana loved and which now boasts 4,000-plus individual flowers.
The artist said Diana “was an icon who touched the lives of people right around the world so it has been a privilege to work alongside Prince William and Prince Harry”.
In a joint statement issued afterwards, the brothers said: “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.
“Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen for ever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.
Harry and William appeared to be friendly with each other
And the Duke of Sussex smiled with his uncle Earl Spencer
They met again yesterday on what would have been their mother’s 60th birthday
Footage from the meeting was broadcast around the world
Well-wishers gathered for the event