A new version of Princess Diana's funeral, organized by an artist "to exercise her spirit", has been received with fury.
The remake celebrated yesterday, 21 years after the death of the Princess of the People, showed a wrecked vehicle that imitated the crashed Mercedes in which Diana was traveling when she was murdered.
The artistic director, Austin Collings, described the event at The White Hotel, a popular rave warehouse "in ruins" in Manchester, as "not a work of art, but an exorcism."
Aching loading the coffin of Princess Diana in the remake of his funeral celebrated 21 years after his death
On the left, the program for the event, and just a man who dressed as a priest in it
But photographer 49-year-old Karen Priestley, who attended the odd event organized by artist Stanley Schtinter, called it "sick and shameful"
She said: "There must have been about 160 people there and some of them seemed excited."
"People wore flowers and broccoli, many of the attendees would be too small to remember the original.
"It was covered in flowers and they had a picture of Diana with roses next to her."
"The final service was a word-for-word recreation of his funeral, and they even had an actor who played Diana's brother to read his speech.
"They had someone dressed as a priest and a man dressed as a high priest."
One of the 160 people who attended the event erases her tears
Photographer Karen Priestly who attended the event said: "It was an illness and an embarrassment: there was a shattered car that imitated the vehicle Diana was in when she died."
& # 39; The White Hotel is a disused warehouse where they have raves, it's white, but that's the only thing that is true to the name.
"It was sick and shameful: there was a wrecked car that imitated the vehicle Diana was in when she died."
In the event, the coffin of Princess Diana arrived in an Uber and mourners threw broccoli and flowers while being taken to the warehouse.
A band of live Mexican mariachis performed Elton John's El Vela in the Wind before the service.
In the event, the coffin of Princess Diana arrived in an Uber and the mourners threw broccoli and flowers while being taken to the warehouse
The event took place in a secret Manchester warehouse yards from a Manchester prison formerly known as the Strangeways prison
The White Hotel said about the event: "The World Cup may not be coming home, but our Queen of Hearts just ordered a taxi and she is on her way.
"Commissioned by the art cabinet The White Hotel, artist Stanley Schtinter has prepared a new word-for-word version of Princess Diana's funeral to commemorate the anniversary of the original and popular 1997 production.
The funeral will benefit from the natural incorporation of the caged Jill Dando / Barry George / Crimewatch, and Jimmy Savile cock-in (a) the mixture for good measure.
& # 39; With an original score by a band of Mexican mariachis live (includes a specially adapted version of Candle In The Wind) and the appearances of writer and television star Jonathan Meades (as Earl Spencer) and the Museum of Solitude (as Master of Ceremonies) * I see it as a purge after another year of useless patriotism.
Approximately 160 people attended, and many of the mourners were not more than 30 years old. In the photo, a photo of Diana and roses.
Approximately 160 people attended, and many of the mourners were not more than 30 years old.
It included an imitator of Jimmy Savile and writer Jonathan Meades played the role of Diana's brother, Charles, Earl Spencer, who read his original funeral address in its entirety.
The procession began at 6:30 p.m. and the route wound its way through the back streets of Broughton in Salford.