Droves queue for Diana: Hundreds line up for first glimpse of new statue

Droves queue for Diana: Hundreds line up for first glimpse of new statue
Droves queue for Diana: Hundreds line up for first glimpse of new statue

Hundreds have flocked to Kensington Palace in west London today to get a glimpse of the new statue to Princess Diana.

But members of the public gave it a mixed reaction, with some saying she 'looks beautiful' while others think 'it doesn't look like her'. 

The eight-foot sculpture showing her with three ethnically diverse children was unveiled yesterday by her sons, Princes William and Harry, to commemorate her work around the world.

It is the focal point of the Palace's newly re-landscaped Sunken Garden, which has been filled with the Princess' favourite Forget-me-not flowers.

Today, eager members of the public began queuing outside the gates two-hour before they were allowed in at 10am to catch their first glimpse of the statue.

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Hundreds have flocked to Kensington Palace in west London today to get a glimpse of the new statue to Princess Diana today (pictured)

Hundreds have flocked to Kensington Palace in west London today to get a glimpse of the new statue to Princess Diana today (pictured)

The eight-foot sculpture showing her with three ethnically diverse children was unveiled yesterday by her sons, Princes William and Harry, to commemorate her work around the world

The eight-foot sculpture showing her with three ethnically diverse children was unveiled yesterday by her sons, Princes William and Harry, to commemorate her work around the world

It is the focal point of the Palace's newly re-landscaped Sunken Garden, which has been filled with the Princess' favourite Forget-me-not flowers. Pictured: The gates open today

It is the focal point of the Palace's newly re-landscaped Sunken Garden, which has been filled with the Princess' favourite Forget-me-not flowers. Pictured: The gates open today

A woman takes a selfie with her phone with a man in glasses at the far end of the garden in Kensington Palace in west London today

A woman takes a selfie with her phone with a man in glasses at the far end of the garden in Kensington Palace in west London today

Today, eager members of the public began queuing outside the gates two-hours early to catch their first glimpse of the statue

Today, eager members of the public began queuing outside the gates two-hours early to catch their first glimpse of the statue

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People queue in front of Kengsinton Palace to see the statue of Diana, Princess of Wales, a day after its unveiling by her two sons

People queue in front of Kengsinton Palace to see the statue of Diana, Princess of Wales, a day after its unveiling by her two sons

Members of the public take pictures of the new memorial to the Princess of Wales in Kensington, west London, this morning

Members of the public take pictures of the new memorial to the Princess of Wales in Kensington, west London, this morning

First in the queue was Royal super-fan John Loughrey, 66, from Streatham, South London, who gave it the thumbs up. He said:'I think she looks very beautiful.

'I was impressed when I saw the photographs yesterday but I was really looking forward to seeing it with my own eyes this morning and it didn't disappoint.'

Retail assistant Lisa Connor, 33, had come all the way from Kendle in the Lake District, and said: 'I think it looks lovely, it captures her really well.

'It's different from what I expected because I thought it was going to be just Diana on her own but I was pleasantly surprised that she was with children as I think it highlights how caring she was.

Mary Gamble, 59, from

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