Monday, March 27, 2006


The Diana Memorial Fountain appears to be cracking up after hairline cracks have been discovered in the structure. This is just the latest in a long line of problems to beset the troubled monument since it was opened by the Queen in 2004. First, the initial building work was delayed and cost well over budget, resulting in the memorial’s opening ceremony being delayed. Then the fountain had to be closed for two weeks after some visitors slipped and were injured. It was also hit by flooding. The cost of repairs will be a drain on the Royal Parks Agency (which is responsible for London’s major parks) and taxpayers, for years to come.

Maybe it’s a sign that the Memorial Fountain just isn’t meant to be and never should have been built in the first place. Surely a great lady like the Princess of Wales deserves something more to keep her memory alive. In my opinion a statue of the people’s Princess would have been a much better option and a lot less trouble as well.

On another note I discovered a beautiful Diana, Princess of Wales tribute site when I was surfing around the other day. If you would like to have a look, here’s the link:-

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