Kensington Palace has announced that the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend a rededication service at Princess Diana’s grave on July 1. The somber event, which will coincide with what would have been the late princess’s 56th birthday, will take place at Diana’s family home, Althorp House, in Northamptonshire.
The princes will be joined by the Duchess of Cambridge, along with Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, and her two sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes. Prince William and Kate’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will also be in attendance. The Archbishop of Canterbury will conduct the service.
Saturday’s rededication service is another step in Prince William and Prince Harry’s extensive plan to honour their mother ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death in August. Earlier this year, the royals commissioned a statue of Princess Diana, which will be unveiled later this year in the public gardens of her former home, Kensington Palace in London.
In April, the palace opened the White Garden as a way to celebrate the late royal’s life. The memorial garden is filled with white flowers and foliage, all of which are inspired by memories of Diana's life, style. It stands on the site formerly known as the Sunken Garden, and can be viewed from a public walkway.