Kate Middleton ‘off the guest list’ for unveiling of Diana statue

Duchess Kate Middleton may not attend the highly-anticipated event of Princess Diana’s statue unveiling. Due to Covid rules, the royal may skip the event even though she was set to join her husband Prince William and brother in law Prince Harry at Thursday’s event. Both of Princess Diana’s sons will be without their wives will join by Diana’s close family as plans for 100-plus people to attend unveil her much-awaited statue they commissioned of their mother in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on July 1.

The event is being held on what would have been the Princess of Wales’ 60th birthday. As per reports, Kate was a confirmed guest earlier in the week, however, new plans including banning media and a scaled-back guest list were amended following Prince Harry’s arrival back in the UK. There was no mention of the Duchesses of Cambridge or Sussex, as Harry and William look set to be the only senior royals in attendance. Kate’s absence will deprive the brothers of a unifying figure at the occasion after their once close relationship came under unprecedented strain in recent months. The trio were expected to walk in together, but now it has emerged that Kate may not greet Prince Harry as a result of the guest lists changes. The brothers, on the other hand, plan to make separate speeches and jointly pay tribute to Diana’s legacy, as well as sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley for his dedication to the project.