Vandaag staat de onthulling van het standbeeld van Prinses Diana op de agenda door haar beide zonen William en Harry. Zij zou bij leven en welzijn vandaag haar zestigste verjaardag hebben gevierd. Vanuit deze achtergrond memoreer ik aansluitend aan mijn bericht MIJN ONTVANGEN POST VAN DE BAAK, MIJN VERBINDENDE ELEMENTEN D.D. 30 JUNI VANAF 1987 EN HET LICHT OP PRINCE HARRY OP DE VOORAVOND VAN PRINSES DIANA’S ZESTIGSTE GEBOORTEDAG mijn verbindende elementen d.d. 1 juli vanaf 1987 tot en met 2012: 1994 Low profile 1997 Happy Birthday My Love! 2001 De la Bruyère de Bourbon 2002 Bericht aan de directie 001 – Bij de 41ste geboortedag van My Lady 2003 42ste geboortedag van mijn overleden partner 2004 Diana our beloved partner 2005 Diana’s 44th anniversary
10:26 William is seen ahead of Diana statue unveiling today: Prince prepares to set royal feud with Harry aside to honour their mother – after it emerges that brothers have already been texting about England win
15:43 Reunited for their mother: Prince Harry and William share poignant moment as they wal side-by-side to they unveil statue of Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday The Diana statue has been in situ for more than a week after being lifted into a crate in middle of the night. After barely speaking in the past 18 months, the princes have exchanged words about England’s Euros victory. Three Lions secured historic achievement by knocking Germany out of the Euros on Tuesday with a 2-0 win. The exchange comes ahead of unveiling of statue in memory of their late mother Diana at Kensington Palace. Diana’s siblings Earl Spencer, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes are at the poignant event By Martin Robinson, Chief Reporter and James Fielding and Rebecca English, Royal Editor, For The Daily Mail Published: 13:53 BST, 1 July 2021 | Updated: 14:39 BST, 1 July 2021
16:12 Ik ben nu tijdens de onthulling direct met de Sunken Garden verbonden. Mijn gedachten gaan hierbij automatisch terug naar het bezoek aan Diana’s appartement op 18 augustus 1997 “She has done Her duty” zei mijn gastvrouw “She produced two heirs to the throne”. Nu zie ik beide ‘heirs’ op onze eigen website. Tot 16:23.
16:28 Revealed: Diana statue ‘depicting princess in final period of her life’ by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley aiming to reflect her ‘warmth, elegance and energy’ – as it is unveiled to mixed reaction grom the public Well-wishers called the monument ‘lovely’ and ‘gorgeous’ after today’s unveiling. Others criticised the statue as unrealistic, describing it as ‘not a good likeness’. Bronze made by Ian Rank-Broadley shows Diana with arms around two children. By Rory Tingle For Mailonline Published: 15:22 BST, 1 July 2021 | Updated: 15:25 BST, 1 July 2021 A new statue depicting Princess Diana ‘in the final period of her life’ aims to reflect her ‘warmth, elegance and energy’, Kensington Palace said today – as it was unveiled to a mixed reaction from the public. Well-wishers called the monument ‘lovely’ and ‘gorgeous’ as one Twitter user wrote: ‘Wonderful, I knew it would be Diana with kids.’ However, others criticised the statue as unrealistic, with one commentator writing: ‘Ok, I’ll be the first to say it, I’m underwhelmed by the statue. Not a good likeness of Diana and what is she wearing?’ Princes William and Harry put aside their feud today to honour their mother in what would have been her 60th birthday. The bronze made by Ian Rank-Broadley shows Diana with her arms around two children, and towered over the brothers as they revealed it to the world this afternoon. In a joint statement The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex 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.’ They added: ‘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’. Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to all those around the world who keep our mother’s memory alive.’ Before the event, William appeared to be talking earnestly to his brother, who looked serious as they walked towards the ceremony in an area packed with 4,000 of Diana’s most-loved flowers and plants surrounding a rectangular pool of water. Commissioned by the brothers in 2017 to memorialise their mother and mark the twentieth anniversary of her death, Kensington Palace said the princes ‘wanted the statue to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world, and help future generations understand the significance of her place in history’. ‘The statue aims to reflect the warmth, elegance and energy of Diana, Princess of Wales, in addition to her work and the impact she had on so many people,’ it added. The portrait and style of dress featured was based on the ‘final period of her life as she gained confidence in her role as an ambassador for humanitarian causes’, they said. It added that the statue ‘aims to convey her character and compassion’. Beneath the statue is a plinth engraved with the Princess’ name and the date of the unveiling. In front of it is a paving stone engraved with an extract after the poem The Measure of A Man by Albert Schweitzer, which was read at the 2017 memorial service marking the 20th anniversary of her death. It read: ‘These are the units to measure the worth Of this woman as a woman regardless of birth. Not what was her station? But had she a heart? How did she play her God-given part?’ The brothers, who have been split by Harry’s decision to leave the UK, were seen chatting in the grounds of Kensington Palace moments before the grand unveiling. The statue shows Diana wearing a sleek open-necked blouse, a wide belt and a pencil skirt. Her hands are gently placed on the shoulders of two of the children – a boy and a girl, with the girl holding the princess’s hand. Sculpted by renowned artist Ian Rank-Broadley, the monument is 1.25x life size and was cast by Castle Fine Arts Foundry in the traditional ‘lost-wax’ process, with a patina of a bluish green over black. The cast is hollow and is supported by a stainless-steel armature. Beneath the statue is a plinth engraved with the princess’ name and the date of the unveiling. In front of the statue is a paving stone engraved with an extract inspired by The Measure of A Man poem. It reads: ‘These are the units to measure the worth, ‘Of this woman as a woman regardless of birth. ‘Not what was her station? ‘But had she a heart? ‘How did she play her God-given part?’ The delayed statue, which was due to be unveiled before the end of 2017, is situated in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, which was one of Diana’s favourite places.
Ik vraag mij hierbij af wie die twee kinderen moeten voorstellen. Het doet mij denken aan het bezoek van Diana aan het bruggetje achter mijn huis op De Wellenkamp in Nijmegen. Zij was toen vergezeld van twee kinderen met een fietsje en een Oranje vlaggetje die vermoedelijk uit Leeuwarden afkomstig waren. Maar dat kan Jant de Vries van Het Stadhouderlijk Hof het beste vertellen.
16:42 Harry and Wills’ kisses for their aunts: Princes greet Diana’s sisters Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes as they join Earl Spencer to unveil statue of their mother at Kensington Palace
17:00 Reunited for their mother: Prince Harry and William pay tribute to Diana’s ‘love, strength and character’ as they unveil statue bearing poignant poem ‘The Measure of a Man’ on what would have been her 60th birthday
20:19 PIERS MORGAN (Big M small Organ): All Diana would want on her 60th birthday is for William and Harry to bury the hatchet by being stubborn, uncompromising and more forgiving than their fabulously feist mother ever was…
In dit verband gaan mijn gedachten terug naar de teletraining van mijn collega P.W. Karis van Linguarama Nederland
20:43 DAN WOOTTON: I know I shouldn’t weep over a statue but watching Diana’s two sons together – but so obviously still so far apart – was heart-breaking Dan staat hij er niet alleen voor. In dit verband wijd ik mij thans aan het vastleggen van de terzake doende persberichten vanaf 15 december 1996 tot en met 31 maart 1997.