<p>Prince William and Prince Harry with the new statue of their mother, Diana</p>

Prince William and Prince Harry with the new statue of their mother, Diana

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On Thursday, Prince William and Prince Harry reunited after 18 months apart to unveil a statue of their mother, Princess Diana of Wales, surrounded by children on what would have been her 60th birthday at Kensington Palace.

A lip-reader has now claimed to see William mouth these words to Harry: "It's important to unveil it right."

The statue was created by Ian Rank-Broadly and placed in the Sunken Gardens, which their mother loved, adorned with 4,000 of her favourite flowers and other vegetation.

According to Daily Mail, Jeremy Freeman, an expert lip-reader, noticed that the brothers took a different approach to how to unveil their mother's statue after receiving advice on how to properly do so, with one man telling them: "As you pull it, it'll slide over and drop, okay?"

Although Harry said that everything would be fine, William reportedly said: "I didn't want anything to go wrong; it's important we unveil it right."

Soon after being guided to the next steps, William showed how he believed the covering should be pulled, to which Harry allegedly said, "Let's just yank it!"

The brothers, who have been divided on many issues amid Harry's decision to leave England, were spotted having conversations on the Kensington Palace grounds before the statue was revealed.

Walking down the steps before the reveal, William reportedly said,:"Oh my, this is amazing."

Harry had similar sentiments, saying: "This is spectacular."

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive for the unveiling of a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021 in London, England. Getty Images

This event was the first time that Harry has travelled to England since his grandfather, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral at Windsor Castle in April.

The brothers are believed to have a strained relationship over the past couple of years., intensified by an explosive television interview that Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, did with Oprah Winfrey that discussed mental health and alleged racism they experienced while within the Royal Family.

They were accompanied by their mother's siblings, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Lady Jane Fellowes, and Earl Spencer alongside the sculpture Rank Broadley, Rupert Gavin, Chair of Historic Royal Palaces, and Pip Morrison, the garden designer.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge greet Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Lady Jane Fellowes and Earl Spencer prior the Unveiling of a statue of Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021 in London, England. Getty Images

The Duchess of Sussex is in Montecito, California, with their two-year-old son Archie and newborn daughter Lilibet Diana.

The statue of the late Princess Diana was set to highlight the elegance, warmth and compassion, and humanitarian efforts that she had for others and how much that impacted the world.

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