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Prince William will ‘cut solo figure without Kate’ at Diana statue unveiling

Prince Williamis likely to attend thePrincess Diana statue unveiling without Kate Middleton, a royal expert has claimed.

He andPrince Harrywill be reunited at the ceremony in the grounds of Kensington Palace on July 1, only their second face-to-face meeting since Megxit.

Harry and William had been working on the project together since 2017, and the event will mark what would have been Diana’s 60th birthday.

Earlier this week,The Sunreported thatMeghan Marklewill stay at home in Montecito, the US, to look after baby daughter Lilibet.

The Daily Telegraph’s associate editor Camilla Tominey believes the Duchess of Cambridge is also unlikely to attend.

She told the Australian 9Now’s Today programme: "We've never really been told that family is going to be included in this thing, we know this is the reunion for the brothers on what would have been Diana's 60th birthday on July 1."

"Never any suggestions that the Cambridges would attend along with Prince William and equally, that Meghan and the children would attend with Harry."

Ms Tominey continued: "So I think we may just see them cut solo figures without their families around them."

"All eyes will be on the brothers of course, because everyone's hoping there may be some kind of reconciliation at what is going to be a hugely poignant and significant moment for them, remembering their late mother."

Harry may be forced to quarantine for 10 days at his Frogmore Cottage home in the grounds of the Windsor estate, just as he did when he returned for Philip's funeral in April.

But he could release himself from quarantine if he produces a negative test on the fifth day of his stay.

A source earlier told the Daily Mirror: "Harry has said he will do his utmost to be there.

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"He wants to put on a united front with William and pay an appropriate tribute to their mother."

A plinth for the statue has been laid in the palace's Sunken Garden.

It is said to have been Diana's favourite spot in the grounds.

The spot was transformed into a tribute to Diana back in 2017, to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.

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