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Old 08-16-2010, 03:12 PM
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I always found the memorials to be in bad taste but it was Fayed's store so he could have put anything in there. I wouldn't buy too many things from Harrods because of the price range. Its awfully expensive ,an Armani t-shirt costs more than 50 pounds.
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I'm glad that the new owners are removing that shrine. The minute Mr. al-Fayed's limo leaves, I'd be taking it down. It was incredibly tacky. A small brass commemoration memorial with the couple's pictures above in a discreet area would have been okay and not that abomination.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:10 PM
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I'm glad that the new owners are removing that shrine. It was incredibly tacky.
Mr al-Fayed's tastes are over the top with the D&D sculpture. To me it showed a man who wanted to displayed a sculpture to remind everyone of the deaths and not to forget. Only he does realize the artwork was incredibly bad taste and drew customers away.

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A small brass commemoration memorial with the couple's pictures above in a discreet area would have been okay and not that abomination.
Agreed Katrinna.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:34 PM
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That statue took the cake for me, with Diana and Dodi reaching out to the bird and the words innocent victims inscribed on the bottom. He tried to portay Dodi as the love of her life which is far from the truth. I'm happy they're taking it down as well
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:04 PM
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Up in smoke: How Fayed burned Harrods' 'cursed' Royal seals


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What an immature act. The man is to be pitied as he's so delusional.
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I find it hard to believe that his business tripled after the warrants were removed. Note to M al F: one doesn't increase one's chances of obtaining citizenship by publicly dissing the Head of State and her family.


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Old 08-24-2010, 05:52 AM
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The very day of Diana's death, live on tv, his agent spoke about his desired citizenship... I was really shocked !
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:50 AM
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Oh well, there will be a lot of us glad to see the "shrine" to Dodi and Diana be removed from Harrods. I hope the new owners also remove the ghastly statue of Al Fayed himself in the menswear department on the ground floor.
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I don't think the statue was very tasteful at all, quite tacky. Although Fayed has been ungracious through the whole thing, I think he is still suffering from the loss of his only son and perhaps unspoken guilt for pressing the romance that resulted in the tragegy.
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Does anyone know if the "tributes" have been removed from Harrods? I was wondering if the new owners had removed them but haven't found anything saying for sure if it's been done or not.
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Does anyone know if the "tributes" have been removed from Harrods? I was wondering if the new owners had removed them but haven't found anything saying for sure if it's been done or not.

The statues are still in place and there were many, many people photographing the display/shrine when I was there three weeks ago.

Fresh flower displays also.

I also took photos, and although the statues didn't attract me - the proportions didn't seem right - it was interesting to see the ring.

There was also a champagne glass, unwashed. That was very personal even all these years later.

There is also a book of condolence, and many people wrote in it while I was there.

Here are a few of the photos I took.
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I was a fan of Diana during her lifetime, but this...Tacky, tacky, tacky!
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I was a fan of Diana during her lifetime, but this...Tacky, tacky, tacky!
Why is this tacky? It is just a ring and some flowers.
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The statues are still in place and there were many, many people photographing the display/shrine when I was there three weeks ago.

Fresh flower displays also.

I also took photos, and although the statues didn't attract me - the proportions didn't seem right - it was interesting to see the ring.

There was also a champagne glass, unwashed. That was very personal even all these years later.

There is also a book of condolence, and many people wrote in it while I was there.

Here are a few of the photos I took.
Thanks for your photos.
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The whole thing is tacky and distasteful. I can only think Mr Fayed forced the new owners to leave that thing there as a condition to his agreement to sell because I cannot imagine in a million years that they would have chosen to do so otherwise. It is truly awful but so typical of Fayed.
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The whole thing is tacky and distasteful. I can only think Mr Fayed forced the new owners to leave that thing there as a condition to his agreement to sell because I cannot imagine in a million years that they would have chosen to do so otherwise. It is truly awful but so typical of Fayed.
Many people visit Harrods as tourist rather that to specifically shop and it makes me wonder whether the statue was left in place to help keep drawing them inside, in the hope they will at least buy something once they are there even if it is just a tim of Harrod's mint imperials.
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I was there in 1979 and must have bought something, because I have the slightly-wrinkled bag in my souvenir photo album.
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Why is this tacky? It is just a ring and some flowers.
In everything it displays nouveau riche and a lack of taste. It is the design, that hourglass, the shiny materials, in combination with oldfashioned crafted marble birds. Horrible. Only a fur floormat was missing...

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In a way it's about Mr. Fayed's remembering his son and Diana and in another way (I think) it's part of Mr. Fayed's 'Dodi & Diana' fantasy.
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