Harrods’ ‘tacky’ statue goes
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.