Royal Family Members Who Don't Have A Statue

We're just one day away from the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue, which will be placed at Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden, one of her favorite spots.

Although the late royal is receiving a statue, she isn't the first member of the royal family to be celebrated in this way. Queen Elizabeth II, who has many different works of her likeness, had a statue of herself erected in South Australia — and her reaction is priceless. As she said on a video call (per USA Today), "It must be quite alarming to suddenly see it out of the window — you'd think, gracious, has she arrived unexpectedly!" Obviously the queen got a laugh from her audience because she never drops by unexpectedly — visits take months to coordinate.

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told Express in April that a statue of Prince Philip should be considered. "A statue to Prince Philip will pay homage to a truly great Briton. His partnership with the queen is one of the great royal romances and should, without doubt, be appropriately commemorated," he said. The outlet also mentioned the statues of the queen's parents, King George VI and the queen mum. Prince Charles even has a bizarre statue of his own.

But did you know that some members of the royal family don't have a statue? Keep reading for more details.

Princess Diana's sons do not have their own statues

The spotlight will definitely shine on the late Princess Diana during the unveiling of her statue on July 1, but some might be surprised to know her sons Prince William and Prince Harry do not have statues of their own.

Given their accomplishments, it would make sense to permanently honor the brothers. Not only did William serve seven and half years in the military, he launched his mental health campaign Heads Together, according to the royal website, and cares about ending youth homelessness and bullying. He's also committed to the environment and spearheaded the Earthshot Prize in October 2020 to encourage the public to create ways to help restore the planet. As for Harry, he also served 10 years in the military and organizing the Invictus Games, an "adaptive event" for wounded and sick soldiers. Although he stepped back from royal duties, a statue would be a nice "thank you" for everything he has done — though the royal family may not be so keen on that idea given their estranged relationship right now.

Kate Middleton is another royal family member who does not have a statue, but remains committed to her efforts focusing on maternal health and early childhood development. Children's mental health remains a big focus of her work, as well as making sure they enjoy the outdoors. With all of these accolades, it seems Harry, William and Kate should be commemorated with statues.