Princess Diana statue: Prince Harry fake-laughing to shed 'whining prince' image, says Internet

Prince William and Prince Harry put their feud aside and came together to unveil a statue in honor of their beloved mother Princess Diana


                            Princess Diana statue: Prince Harry fake-laughing to shed 'whining prince' image, says Internet
Prince Harry was trying too hard to look jovial at the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince William and Prince Harry put their differences aside and came together to unveil a statue in honor of their beloved mother Princess Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday. The brothers appeared to be in good spirits as they stepped out at the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, smiling and chatting with attendees. While Harry seemed particularly happy to be reunited with his family, royal observers accused him of carrying "fake smiles" and "trying too hard."

It's worth noting that there have been some tensions between the two royal siblings of late, especially after Harry and his wife Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year. This event, therefore, marked a sign of hope of better relations between Harry and William.

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The brothers shared an emotional tribute on William's Instagram, talking about how they wished their mother was still alive. “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 forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy,” they wrote, sharing alongside a photo of the unveiling ceremony.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex unveil a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021, in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

But while Harry's beaming countenance was evident throughout the ceremony, observers were less than convinced that he was genuinely happy to be there. "With Prince Harry’s fake laughing, pointing around and waving. He is trying to direct the stage as he has been coached by Sunshine Sachs to do. His fake smiles are a deliberate attempt to try and get away from the whining prince label. When you see through PR moves," one Twitter user wrote.

"It's hard to take Harry's smiles as genuine anymore since we all know how bad he hates the press and people who grieved his mother. He just comes off as so fake now," another added. "It seems like Harry is trying a bit too hard put a lot smiles own to make it look good," a third wrote.

"Everyone’s saying it’s nice to see this. No. Harry’s fake smiles and laughs are to ingratiate himself to Prince Charles and The Queen These fake smiles are so the sugars can claim how happy he is. Nope. Not today," another chimed in.



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

Princess Diana's statue was originally commissioned in 2017 to honor her positive impact in the world as well as help inspire future generations as per a press release from the palace. A special poem titled “The Measure of A Man” is shown in front of the statue. The piece was reportedly also featured in the program for the 10-year anniversary memorial of Diana’s death. “These are the units to measure the worth of this woman as a woman regardless of birth. Now, what was her station? But had she a heart? How did she play her god-given part?” it reads.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speak with garden designer Pip Morrison, during the unveiling of a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021, in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Sunken Garden is believed to have been one of Diana's favorite places, where she felt solace and safety. At least 4,000 flowers were individually planted in her memory, including over 100 Forget-Me-Nots, which were said to be the late royal’s favorite flowers.

In this handout image supplied by Kensington Palace and released on July 01, 2021, the newly redesigned Sunken Garden is pictured at Kensington Palace in London, England. (Photo by Kensington Palace via Getty Images)

“This has been a very special project to work on, as the Sunken Garden was a favorite place of Diana, Princess of Wales.  We have worked carefully to ensure that the new layout and planting scheme complements the statue, providing a calming place for people who visit Kensington Palace to remember The Princess,” Pip Morrison, who designed the new garden layout, said in a statement.

Princess Diana tragically passed away in 1997 at the tender age of 36 after being involved in a car accident in Paris.

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