Prince William and Prince Harry Will Rededicate Princess Diana’s Grave on Her Birthday
Kensington Palace confirmed to E! News that the private service will take place on July 1st at Althorp House. “The service, which will fall on what would have been The Princess’s birthday, will be conducted by The Archbishop of Canterbury and attended by her family,” the Palace said.
The Spencer family as well as Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton, and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will also attend the ceremony.
In August 2014, Diana’s personal chef, Darren McGrady, took to Twitter to post photos from the memorial, which was covered in moss.
“Sad to see Earl Spencer has neglected Diana’s resting place,” he wrote at the time. “Please tidy up the vegetation on the island.”
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Still, it was announced last year that Althorp would move forward with an extensive redesign of the Oval Lake in order to “honor” Diana’s memory ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death.
The rededication also comes a few months after Prince William and Prince Harry announced that a statue of the Princess of Wales will be built in the Kensington Palace gardens.