Prince Harry’s visit to UK for mum Diana’s statue unveiling will be ‘fleeting’

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Prince Harry is reportedly not going to spend much time in the UK after the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue next week.

The 36 year old landed back into the country on Friday, 25 June, to isolate in Frogmore Cottage in the lead up to the big day on 1 July, where he will be reunited with his brother Prince William, 39, for the first time since their grandfather Prince Philip's funeral in April.

The pair will attend a small event to mark what would've been their mum's 60th birthday with the unveiling of her statue in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, which they commissioned sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley to complete.

However, it appears Harry won't be sticking around to catch up with his family as an insider told US Weekly that "it'll be a fleeting visit," adding: “He’ll be in and out.”

The source continued: “While the brothers are uniting for the unveiling, sadly, they won’t get to spend much time together."

While William and his brother haven't been on the best terms as of late, a separate source has claimed they're speaking again after the birth of Harry and 39 year old Meghan Markle's second child, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

"There have been conversations, after Lili was born and to make plans for next week, but things are still very strained,” a mutual friend of the pair told Vanity Fair.

They added: “They know the eyes of the world will be on them – watching their every move – so what you will see is a carefully choreographed show of unity for that day, at least."

Details on the event next week were revealed today as royal author Omid Scobie tweeted a statement from the family, which read: “Prince William and Prince Harry will attend a small event to mark the unveiling of a statue they commissioned of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on Thursday 1st July.

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"In addition to close family of Diana, Princess of Wales, members of the statue committee, the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, and garden designer, Pip Morrison, will also be present.

"Further details about the statue and garden will be provided on the 1st July."

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He later added: "In related news: Prince Harry has arrived safely at his Frogmore Cottage home in Windsor ahead of next week’s event.

"Per the government’s Test To Release scheme, he will be expected to quarantine for five days before taking a (hopefully negative) Covid-19 test."

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