It's going to be a year for remembering the late
As per usual, the palace released only a few details: Their itinerary will include a reception for young French leaders from a variety of fields; a formal dinner at the residence of the British ambassador to France; and attendance at the Wales v France
But their appearance in the City of Light will inevitably recall the dark night that Diana, traveling in a speeding car driven by a drunk driver, was killed, along with the driver and her then-boyfriend, when the car struck a pillar in a traffic tunnel. The sole survivor, one of her bodyguards, was the only one wearing a seat belt.
Read further details of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Paris on our website https://t.co/SpNiA6FzAD— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 13, 2017
By then divorced from
Prince William, 34, and
This year, her sons have commissioned a statue of Diana to be erected by the end of 2017 in the grounds of Kensington Palace, her former home and her sons' current home.
"We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and legacy," the sons said in a statement posted on Twitter on Jan. 28.
At the request of The Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry a statue of Diana, Princess of Wales is to be erected at Kensington Palace. pic.twitter.com/zc4XvqlaSY— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 28, 2017