Har­rods’ ‘tacky’ statue goes

The Advertiser - - WORLD -

HAR­RODS is get­ting rid of its “tacky” statue of Diana and lover Dodi Fayed, left.

Mo­hamed Fayed, the ex­owner of Lon­don’s Har­rods depart­ment store, had in­stalled the bronze statue as a trib­ute to his son on the store’s lower ground floor. Ti­tled “In­no­cent Vic­tims” it fea­tures Princess Diana and Dodi hold­ing hands while re­leas­ing a dove.

But ac­cord­ing to The Sun, new Har­rods bosses, the Qatari royal fam­ily, plan to re­turn it to Mr Fayed, 88.

Dickie Ar­biter, the Queen’s former press sec­re­tary, said: “I’m sur­prised it lasted so long. I al­ways thought it was tacky.”

Egyp­tian Mr Fayed set up a shrine to Diana and Dodi shortly af­ter they died in a Paris car crash in 1997.

Mr Fayed sold the store for $2.6 bil­lion in 2010.

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