They have had their differences of late but Princes William and Harry put on a united front to show the world a statue of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales. 

The memorial is based on the final period of her life as she "gained confidence" in her humanitarian role. 

A joint statement was issued on behalf of both the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex at the short but poignant ceremony in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, the princess’ former home, on what would have been her 60th birthday. 

The statue was designed to reflect her "warmth, elegance and energy" as well as her work and the impact she had on so many people. 

Watch the unveiling but Tristram Fane Saunders suggests the poetry on the statue is an embarrassment to Princess Diana’s memory.

Neither the Queen or Prince Charles were at the ceremony but Her Majesty has spoken today to voice her concern about climate change. 

On a visit in Edinburgh, the monach told experts that "we are going to have to change the way we do things". 

The Queen and the Princess Royal were visiting the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute. Read what she said.

PM warns ‘extra precautions’ possible after July 19

Boris Johnson has thrown doubt on the extent to which our freedoms will be restored, warning that some "extra precautions" will be required after July 19. Step Four is intended to see the end of all legal limits, including face masks, social distancing and work from home guidance. However ministers have been increasingly vague about whether advice for these measures will remain after the so-called ‘terminus date’. Yet Mr Johnson also said "double jabs will be a liberator," when asked about reports that fully-vaccinated people may be able to travel quarantine-free from amber list countries by July 26. Watch the Prime Minister and read the red list countries that could move to amber in time for summer.

‘Sweet Caroline’: Neil Diamond backs England fans

Neil Diamond has told The Telegraph how "thrilled" he was that England fans were singing his famous ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Wembley. The 1969 song has featured in every England victory celebration at Euro 2020 and was a high point of celebrations after the team beat Germany 2-0 in the round of 16. Watch the singing legend’s response and the reactions from striker Harry Kane and manager Gareth Southgate. It has been feared Kane and strike partner Raheem Sterling’s connection is faulty in the England attack but Sam Dean analyses why Jack Grealish can fix it. Cesc Fabregas reckons Kane can lead England to the final – and would be perfect for Real Madrid. Ahead of the quarter final against Ukraine on Saturday, Jason Burt examines the Southgate tournament blueprint.

At a glance: Coronavirus evening briefing

  • Long Covid | Almost 400,000 have had symptoms for over a year
  • ‘Swap deal’ | Britain negotiating with Israel to receive 1m Pfizer jabs
  • WHO warning | ‘Remain disciplined’ or face a new wave in Europe
  • Furlough scheme | How changes affect you as support winds down
  • Contact tracing | Scotland’s system may be causing ‘bigger spread’

Also in the news: Today’s other headlines

Bonfire of EU red tape | Rishi Sunak has abandoned hope that Brussels will give the City access to EU markets and is seeking to turbocharge London’s competitiveness with a post-Brexit overhaul of trading rules and bureaucracy. Read details of his first Mansion House speech.

  • ‘No malicious intent’ | Man filmed harassing Chris Whitty loses job
  • ‘Heads bashed and bloodied’ | Xi Jinping’s warning to foreign powers
  • MI5 | ‘Tap on the shoulder’ a thing of the past, says head of spy agency
  • Fukushima | Radioactive boar-pig hybrid found roaming wasteland
  • Watch out Dilyn | Rishi Sunak takes delivery of a new puppy

Around the world: City life ‘like being in a microwave’

In the leafy suburbs of southeast Portland, thermometers do not usually go above 32C in July and August. But this, the fourth summer Rosemary Behan has spent in the city, is like none before. Nobody was prepared for the record breaking "heat dome" temperatures of this week, which peaked on Monday at 46.6C, hotter than Miami, Dallas or Los Angeles have ever been. Read how infrastructure is buckling in the Oregon city.

Thursday big-read

Goodbye Gap — where it all went wrong for the high street icon

First Lady Michelle Obama wears a GAP top, leaving the White House, as part of her accessible / high street appeal; Sharon Stone at the Oscars in 1996; Sarah Jessica Parker in the GAP 2004 Christmas adverts

Credit: Getty Images

US fashion retailer Gap is closing all its UK and Ireland shops, showing that nothing is safe on the high street now. Lisa Armstrong tells the story of its demise and examines who could be next

Read the full story

Comment and analysis

  • Pravina Rudra | Why is it old-fashioned to judge people for cheating?
  • Patrick O’Flynn | Oxfam cannot get away from its ‘white’ roots
  • Emma Burnell | Burnham will not solve everything for Labour
  • Robert Tombs | Patriotism can help heal national divisions
  • Ed Power | Nick Grimshaw’s exit could signal the end for Radio 1

Editor’s choice

  • From sleep to screen time | What science really tells us about raising children
  • Meg Mathews | Four ways to revive your sex life in midlife
  • How many is too many? | I don’t want more children, but my husband does. What now?
  • Business and money briefing

    Gigafactory deal | Nissan has hailed Brexit as an "opportunity" for the Japanese carmaker as it unveiled a £1bn deal to create Britain’s first electric car battery gigafactory in Sunderland. Read on for details.

    • In retreat | After making its splash, GB News’ audience sinks
    • Top band | Record numbers to pay 45pc income tax
    • On top of markets | Live stocks and shares updates 24 hours a day

    Sport briefing

    Wimbledon 2021 | Over two thrilling evenings this week, Andy Murray once again treated his long-suffering fans to every emotion under the sun. Vicki Hodges recounts the 10 moments that built the relationship between the Scotsman and the Centre Court crowd, while Simon Briggs reveals the regime that allows him to defy age. World No 1 Ashleigh Barty was below her best as she beat spirited Russian Anna Blinkova. Roger Federer is taking on Richard Gasquet. Follow live updates here.

    • Lions tour opener | Russell and Farrell axis offers attacking width
    • England vs Sri Lanka | Latest updates from second ODI at the Oval
    • Tour de France | Mark Cavendish triumphs again for 32nd stage win

    Three things for tonight

    • Watch | Big Dog Britain, Channel 4, 10pm and more TV listings
    • Listen | Planet Normal podcast on why Hancock did us all ‘a favour’
    • Play | Telegraph Puzzles featuring today’s Crossword and Sudoku

    And finally… for this evening’s downtime

    Don’t let’s be beastly to the Germans | In conceding to England at the European Championship, Germany proved itself to be the best kind of loser – and a role model to us all. Judith Woods reveals what England can learn from its opponent’s graciousness in defeat.

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