Prince Harry took a relaxed approach as he removed the cover from Princess Diana’s statue – but cautious Prince William said ‘it’s important to unveil it right’, a lip reader has claimed.
The Duke of Sussex, 36, was reunited with his brother Prince William, 39, at Kensington Palace where together they unveiled a statue of their beloved late mother on her birthday after a tumultuous 18 months for their own relationship.
The siblings marked what would have been Princess Diana‘s 60th birthday by unveiling a sculpture created in her honor by Ian Rank-Broadley and placed in the remodeled gardens their mother loved all packed with 4,000 of her favorite plants and flowers.
And according to lip reading expert Jeremy Freeman, the pair took a very different approach to the unveiling after being offered advice on how to remove the cover, with one man advising the royal brothers: ‘As you pull it, it’ll slide over and drop, okay?’
While Prince Harry reassured his older brother: ‘We will be okay,’ Prince William responded: ‘I didn’t want anything to go wrong, it’s important we unveil it right.’
After being guided to the correct step, William demonstrated how he believed it should be pulled, to which Harry told his brother: ‘Let’s just yank it!’
Following the reveal, Jeremy observes that a jovial Duke of Sussex said: ‘We did it!’
Delighted, he gushed: ‘Wow! Isn’t that amazing,’ to which Prince William added: ‘What a reveal.’
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.
On walking down the steps before the grand unveiling, Prince William said: ‘Oh my, this is amazing.’ Prince Harry agreed: ‘This is spectacular.’
Elsewhere, another lip reader told FEMAIL that Prince William commented: ‘It will be wonderful you’ll .. see it from all angles,’ when talking to his aunts.
But what had originally been planned as a large celebration to mark her life has now been classed as a ‘private event’ – largely due to bad blood between the brothers and Harry’s determination to control media coverage.
It marked the first time Harry has both travelled to Britain and spent time with his brother since his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral at Windsor Castle on April 17.
His wife Meghan Markle has remained at their £11million mansion in Montecito with two-year-old Archie and their second child, Lilibet Diana, who was born 21 days ago at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Read more: daily mail