The Royal family’s final insult to Princess Diana
On a beautiful summer day in 2004, The Royals appeared at London’s Hyde Park to open the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. According to the occasion, The Queen offered a heartfelt tribute to The Princess of Wales.
It was a dignified and reflective moment for the city that The Princess had loved more was going to have a memorial, a tribute to her legacy.
Later it was learned that the truth about this water feature was much shameful and more complicated than it ever could be.
Kenneth Rose was an award-winning biographer, who penned down the lives of the great and good, including the Queen’s family. According to him, it was revealed that the members of the family were opposed to the initial plans of building a memorial to Diana’s memory in Hyde Park.
Since Princess Diana and Prince Charles tied the knot to the moment, Kensington Palace was their London based home. Home to some other members of the family, including the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Princess Margaret, the Palace remains a stunning 17th century old and magnificent building. Even after Princess Diana’s separation from Charles in 1992, she remained there till their divorce was finalized in 1996.
A year later they thought to build up a memorial in tribute to the beloved Princess at a place she called her home for more than 15 years.
On June 4, 1998, less than a year after the Princess of Wales was killed in an accident, it was revealed about discussing the situation with Princess Margaret bitingly said, of course, we don’t want to build the fountain in front of the place as she lived at the back of the house and not at the front.
She added insult to injury by saying that it will be quite enough of a memorial to restore the grass in front of the palace which all those people trampled the week she died, more bitterly she said she don’t want a round pond there.
Although the construction of the fountain has been a feud since the idea has been conceived that a memorial would be built up in honor of the late Princess as a tribute, it was so shameful that many opposed the idea and offered the final insult to the one beloved Princess of Wales. Some debated that it’s a waste of the taxpayer’s money; others said it is useless to build around a 300-meter square fountain in the royal park. Still, others debated that building the fountain is something like the money down the drain. Whatever the arguments had been, they were bitingly shameful. Now the fountain- memorial has been built in London’s Hyde Park where the public gathers openly and remembers Princess Diana’s open heart for all.