Mohammed Al Fayed instructed
an artwork of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed to be placed in the
ever-popular tourist destination, Harrods, almost twenty years ago, which,
thereafter, ensued mass scrutiny for being untasteful.
Their bronze memorial statue in Harrod’s, which was initially showcased in 2005, is to be removed.
Bill Mitchell was the, largely controversial, sculpture’s designer which was requested by Dodi’s father who sold the West London emporium to Qatar Investment Authority for a whopping £1.5bn in 2010.
The statue, entitled: “Innocent Victims,” due to their untimely death, has already been placed in the basement of the store.
Mohammed is to have the statue brought back to his home in which the couple can be memorialised without the sculpture being criticized as “tacky.”
According to a former Palace employee, Dickie Arbiter, he had been surprised that it had stayed in the boutique as long as it did.
Harrods have stated, additionally, that the Princess of Wales will be memorialized, in a years’ time, by the Royals themselves - her sons - so that a proper tribute can be allowed for anyone who wishes to pay a visit in memory of her and her partner.
Harrods royal warrant was taken away due to Dodi’s father’s extreme claim that the Queen’s husband, was responsible for ordering the crash to occur as the Princess was to marry a man of a different religion.
The statue is supposedly in the basement of the emporium and there has been no comment as to whether the Al Fayed’s were coming to pick it up or not.
Based on materials: ia.meaww.com