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Prince Harry "has no excuses" to skip the unveiling of a Princess Diana statue after the birth of his second child, a source claims.

A monument to the late Princess of Wales will be revealed on July 1, on what would have been her 60th birthday.

Much uncertainty has surrounded Harry's attendance at the event, given his turbulent relationship with the royal family.

It had been thought previously that the Duke of Sussex may have used wife Meghan Markle's pregnancy as a reason not to travel.

But, with the arrival of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Friday, a insider said the prince now has "no excuses".

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The monument will be unveiled on July 1
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They told The Sun : "Harry was rumoured to be swerving the Diana statue unveiling amid his fractious relationship with William.

"Meghan being pregnant would have been a convenient and perfect reason not to attend.

"But he now has no excuses to not come, and will be expected to stand alongside William in a showing of brotherly solitude."

The Diana statue, the first of its kind, will be placed in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace.

The plan was first announced by Harry and brother Prince William in 2017, on the 20th anniversary of their mother's death.

Harry and Meghan pictured with their first born, Archie
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Roya Nikkhah, royal editor of the Sunday Times, told Sky News on Monday that it was likely Harry would be at the event next month.

She said: "My understanding is he is still due over here.

"Of course, given the isolation and the things we need to do at the moment, I think we can expect to see him travel within the next few weeks."

And she added: "Both William and Harry know this moment is a huge global moment, and that moment has to be about their mother's memory.

"So, in the same way they did for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, I'm absolutely certain they will put any personal differences aside for that day to make sure that it goes off well and they honour their mother in the way that they wanted to with that statue.

Harry and Meghan now live in the US
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"So I don't think we should expect to see any froideur or distance there."

It has long been hoped that the siblings will put on a united front at the event, with all the world likely to be watching.

But public comments from Harry about his upbringing appear to have severed ties already frayed after 'Megxit'.

He has given several interviews in which he has disparaged the royal family, including his bombshell sit-down with Oprah Winfrey.

It was during that media appearance that Meghan accused a senior royal of racism – which William was later forced to comment on.

There is no suggestion the allegation was made about the Duke of Cambridge.

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Harry has also criticised his father Prince Charles in a podcast interview and spoke about the "pain and suffering" of his upbringing.

His move to the US last year meant he has had diminishing contact with his relatives, although he did jet back in April.

Harry flew in for around a week to attend the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip, where he was seen talking to William.

It has also been reported that the pair sat down with Charles to iron out their differences, although this has not been confirmed.

Harry and Meghan announced the birth of their second child – known as Lili – on Sunday.

Diana would have been 60 this year
(Image: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

The first name is a nod to the Queen, while the middle name is a tribute to the baby's grandmother.

Former senior aide Dickie Arbiter told the Mirror he thinks the choice of names is a peace offering to the Firm.

He said: "He moved to California to distance himself, but choosing this name is a complete about-face.

"So I wonder if taking the Queen’s nickname for his baby is an olive branch? Only Harry can answer that.

"The Queen gave herself the nickname Lilibet because she couldn’t say Elizabeth as a child, and it stuck. I think it's rather cute."