Princess Diana Memorial Statue Is Being Removed From London’s Harrods
The famous statues of Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed are being removed from Harrods, after nearly 20 years of memoriam.
The couple died in the infamous Paris car crash in 1997. In January, a spokesperson for the London luxury department store said the statue would be removed from the store and returned to Dodi’s father, Egyptian-born businessman Mohamed al Fayed, who formerly owned Harrods.
It now resides in Mohamed’s garden in Oxted, Surrey. “It is a blessing and a comfort to have the statue of Dodi and Princess Diana in the privacy of our family home after having shared it with the public for so many years in Harrods,” he told Daily Mail.
He added, “Dodi was a wonderful son who lived life to the full and this statue of them both at one of the happiest times of their lives is a perpetual memory to their love and their fulfilled lives.”
“We’re very proud to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Harrods managing director Michael Ward in January. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.”