The Duchess of Cambridge is determined to help Prince Harry and Prince William appear on good terms during the unveiling of a statue in memory of Princess Diana.
The Duchess of Sussex will not be attending the event with her husband, as she continues to look after their newborn daughter.
The new statue is being unveiled on what would have been the late Princess of Wales’s 60th birthday.
The brothers haven’t appeared in public together since the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The trio are expected to walk in together, but the brothers will make separate speeches and jointly pay tribute to Diana’s legacy, as well as sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley for his dedication to the project they have been working on since 2017, 20 years after Diana’s tragic death.
A royal source said: “The Duchess has seen this project evolve from its conception and now to the finished article and undoubtedly wants to be there to support her husband.
“No doubt there will be tensions between the Cambridges and Harry, but they all recognise that despite the obvious and deep-rooted issues between them, they want the day to be solely about the Princess of Wales’s enduring legacy.”
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Watched by more than 70 million people across the world, Harry accused an unnamed member of his family of racism when they questioned how “dark” his unborn children would be with Meghan.
Harry, who is set to return to the UK imminently, will travel alone without Meghan who has recently given birth to their second child Lilibet Diana, named after the Queen’s personal nickname Lilibet and Harry’s mother.
Suggestions that Harry would travel with Archie have been dismissed by royal sources.
The Cambridges’ three children will also not attend the ceremony in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, Diana’s favourite spot in her former home.
Kensington Palace declined to comment.