by Royal Editor at The Daily Mail
She would often stop to chat to the head gardener as she returned from her morning jog, complimenting him on the floral displays and sharing a joke.
There is no more fitting place to unveil the only statue ever commissioned of the royal today on what would have been her 60th birthday.
And it is not only the statue, designed by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, that will provide a lasting memory of the princess, whose life was cut short in a Paris car crash almost 24 years ago.
Her sons Princes William and Harry have worked closely with the team at Kensington Palace to re-design the garden, filling it with glorious scented blooms loved by their adored mother.
Over 4,000 flowers have been planted, incorporating 50 varieties, including 100 of Diana’s favourite Forget-me-nots, 300 tulips and more than 500 lavenders.
There are more than 200 roses, 100 dahlias and 50 sweet peas. More than 400 metres of turf have been laid to complete the setting…Continue Reading