Prince Harry and William ‘unite’ to approve the statue of Princess Diana in time for unveiling in July

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Prince Harry and William have reportedly been reunited to approve the statue of Princess Diana in time for a summer reveal at Kensington Palace.

The brothers are said to have drawn a final design for the statue to be unveiled on July 1 – which would have been their late mother’s 60th birthday.

Sculptors Ian Rank-Broadley, whose portrait of the queen appears on all British coins, create the commissioned statue.

Hopes of mending a rift between the pair come in the wake of Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive two-hour CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.

But a source claimed that Zara Tindall and husband Mike had been playing peacemakers between the two for months before the Oprah interview.

And told a source close to the sculptor The sun: ‘It will have been signed off by William and Harry, I know that much.

Prince William pictured in Windsor in May 2018

Prince Harry walks barefoot on the beach in LA

Prince Harry walks barefoot on the beach in LA

Prince William (photo left) and Harry (right, in LA) are said to have drawn a final design for the statue to be unveiled on July 1 – what would have been Diana’s 60th birthday

Princess Diana pictured with her sons, William and Harry, in Toronto during their visit to Canada (photo file)

Princess Diana pictured with her sons, William and Harry, in Toronto during their visit to Canada (photo file)

Princess Diana pictured with her sons, William and Harry, in Toronto during their visit to Canada (photo file)

‘I know he worked closely with the guys and I think it will be incredible. We are lucky enough to have him as an artist in the UK. ‘

Planners from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have previously approved plans for the statue, despite only getting the size and location.

Historic England also said the proposal would not adversely affect the Grade II listed Kensington Palace.

Jane Siddell, Superintendent of Ancient Monuments for Historic England, previously wrote: ‘The proposed art installation is located in the Sunken Garden, part of the early 20th century gardens, a short distance from the east side of the palace.

‘The location has been carefully chosen, so that the statue is not centered on one of the paths in the garden, near an opening in the hedges.

But a source claimed that Zara Tindall and husband Mike had been playing peacemakers between the two for months before the Oprah interview.  Pictured: Savannah Phillips, Mike Tindall, Lena Tindall, Mia Tindall, Zara Tindall and Isla Phillips at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in 2019

But a source claimed that Zara Tindall and husband Mike had been playing peacemakers between the two for months before the Oprah interview.  Pictured: Savannah Phillips, Mike Tindall, Lena Tindall, Mia Tindall, Zara Tindall and Isla Phillips at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in 2019

But a source claimed that Zara Tindall and husband Mike had been playing peacemakers between the two for months before the Oprah interview. Pictured: Savannah Phillips, Mike Tindall, Lena Tindall, Mia Tindall, Zara Tindall and Isla Phillips at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in 2019

Hopes of mending a rift between the pair come in the wake of Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive two-hour CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.

Hopes of mending a rift between the pair come in the wake of Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive two-hour CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.

Hopes of mending a rift between the pair come in the wake of Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive two-hour CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.

The statue was commissioned to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana's death and recognize her positive impact around the world

The statue was commissioned to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana's death and recognize her positive impact around the world

The statue was commissioned to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death and recognize her positive impact around the world

Historic England previously said the proposal would not adversely affect the Grade II listed Kensington Palace (file photo of palace and gardens)

Historic England previously said the proposal would not adversely affect the Grade II listed Kensington Palace (file photo of palace and gardens)

Historic England previously said the proposal would not adversely affect the Grade II listed Kensington Palace (file photo of palace and gardens)

‘It will be visible to the public viewing the garden, but the image will not affect the view of or from the Palace due to its slightly recessed and screened-off position.

“There is a tradition of statues being installed in Kensington Gardens and around Kensington Palace, for example the statue of King William III to the south of the palace, and Queen Victoria by the round pond, and the proposed installation follows that tradition.”

The brothers’ reunion will come after Prince Harry referred to the split with William during his interview with Oprah.

He said to the talk show host, “Like I said before, I love William very much. He is my brother. We’ve been through hell together.

The brothers' reunion comes after Prince Harry referred to the split with William during his interview with Oprah (Photo: Harry and William in Windsor in 2018)

The brothers' reunion comes after Prince Harry referred to the split with William during his interview with Oprah (Photo: Harry and William in Windsor in 2018)

The brothers’ reunion comes after Prince Harry referred to the split with William during his interview with Oprah (Photo: Harry and William in Windsor in 2018)

Princess Diana with her sons on a sleigh ride during their skiing holiday in Lech, Austria

Princess Diana with her sons on a sleigh ride during their skiing holiday in Lech, Austria

Princess Diana with her sons on a sleigh ride during their skiing holiday in Lech, Austria

‘I mean, we have a shared experience. But we are on different paths. ‘

William insisted the royals were “not a racist family at all” when he and Kate visited a school in East London in March to support a youth mental health service.

Sky News reporter Inzamam Rashid asked him, “Sir, have you spoken to your brother since the interview?”

Prince William replied briefly, “I haven’t talked to him yet, but I will.”

MailOnline has contacted Ian Rank-Broadley and Buckingham Palace for comment.