Memorial Fountain

My generation will always remember the night of August 31st, 1997 when Diana, Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris, France. You didn’t need to be a Yellow Press reader or a fan of the Royal Family to emotionally get involved into this. The whole story of her and Prince Charles separating but not getting divorced (letting her stay the potential future queen), caring together about their sons and then this special kind of death – with many theories around it – made it a topic discussed in wide general public.

Lady Dianas many charitable activities gave her a high popularity in the United Kingdom and across the globe. The Royal Family underestimated this at first but then agreed to have an official burial ceremony at Westminster Abbey (with Elton John performing a special version of ‘Candle in the Wind‘). Afterwards there was a memorial concert at the Wembley stadium, streets have been named after her and further memorials have been built.

Maybe the most beautiful is the memorial fountain within Hyde Park opened by the queen in 2004. It is a round stone fountain which is 50 x 80 meters large. Water is starting at the top and then flowing two ways down with different sections, speeds and turbulances. It shall symbolize the life of Lady Di – the happy and the sad phases of life. It is allowed to enter the fountain (which can be very slippery) .

Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
Hyde Park
West Carriage Drive
London W2 2UH
England, United Kingdom

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