The statue unveiling took place at Kensington Palace (Image: Getty Images)

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Piers Morgan has slammed Princess Diana's new memorial statue after it was unveiled to mark her 60th birthday.

The statue, which was designed by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, shows Diana surrounded by three children, representing the 'universality and generational impact' of the Princess's work.

"It was based on the final period of her life in her role as an ambassador for humanitarian causes and aims to convey her character and compassion," Kensington Palace said.

But 56-year-old English broadcaster Piers wasn't keen on the new statue as he took to Twitter to share his thoughts.

Piers wasn't keen on the statue
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He wrote: "Let's be honest – it's not a great statue of Diana."

Twitter users weren't particularly happy about his unnecessary complaint, as one person said: "It's not about what you think or like!! It's about her boys and her family and what they have chosen!!"

Another added: "Sniping at the royal family again Piers is a poor show. This wonderful statue of the people’s princess has brought her two boys together. This nation loved Diana. Please don’t try to spoil our precious memories of her."

The public felt it represented Diana perfectly
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A third put: "The statue actually is pretty awesome. Even more, if you know at least a tiny little bit about sculptures and realize how friggin hard it is to capture a 'warming smile' in cast bronze. Great job by Ian Rank-Broadley."

Whilst another of his followers asked: "Why isn’t it? It stands for everything that Princess Diana felt compassionate about. ie children around the world children with aids children in poverty or children that were dying in poor countries."

Prince Harry and Prince William attended a small intimate ceremony to unveil the statue in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London.

Prince Harry and Prince William honoured the new statue of their mum
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At the time, the brothers said: "Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.

"Today, on what would have been our Mother's 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better.

"Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to all those around the world who keep our mother's memory alive."

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