The London luxury retailer Harrods announced on Saturday that it would remove a statue of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed, erected at their death.
Lady Di will soon be no longer in London’s Harrods store. The statue erected in his memory, as well as that of his boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed, will be returned to the former owner Mohamed Al-Fayed, the father of the deceased. This large bronze sculpture, titled “Innocent Victims”, represents the dancing couple holding hands and looking into each other’s eyes. They deploy a bird, ready to fly. She was commissioned by the father of the deceased, deceased with Princess Diana in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997 . READ ALSO >> Investigation: the last hours of Diana Store CEO Michael Ward said it was time to remove him, saying Diana’s sons, William and Harry, had ordered their own statue in memory of their mother. “Bring them home” “We are very proud to have played our part in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al-Fayed in Harrods,” Ward said in a statement. For its part, the Al-Fayed family declared, in the daily The Times , be “grateful” that the statue has been kept in place so far. “This has allowed millions of people to pay tribute to these two remarkable people and to remember them – it’s time to take them home,” he added. Next statue at Kensington Palace Installed in this store since 2005, it had not moved after the sale of Harrods to Qatar Holding, the financial wing of the Qatari sovereign Qatar Investment Authority. READ ALSO >> Lady Diana: Princes William and Harry confide for the last time If the London store has not specified the date of removal of the sculpture, the new statue will nevertheless be made by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. It should be inaugurated in 2019 in the gardens of Kensington Palace, where Lady Di lived in London.