City of Paris pays homage to the late Princess Diana in a very special way

royals 31/05/2019

It's been almost 22 years since Princess Diana tragically passed away in a car accident. Her shock death seemed to halt the world on its axis and sent the public into a state of disbelief. 

It seemed everyone had been touched someway by Princess Di, whether they had been touched by her kind smile or compassion - Princess Diana was the people's princess.

And with August 31 fast approaching, marking 22 years since Diana's death, the city of Paris wants to pay homage to the late princess in a very special way. According to French outlet Le Monde, The city is reportedly planning to rename the plaza right above the Pont de l'Alma road bridge "Place Diana," designating the exact location of Princess Di's tragic car crash as an official memorial site.

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However, Parisians and tourists of the city alike have been paying their respects at that precise location long before the local government made its decision; the Flame of Liberty - a life size replica of the flame of the torch from the Statue of Liberty in New York City - is flanked on any given day by well-wishers and mourners paying their respect to the late princess.

The decision is a testament to the lasting and indelible impact of Princess Diana. Gone but never forgotten.