Paris will name a square after Princess Diana near the place where she died in a car accident 22 years ago
- The City Hall of Paris will vote next month about renaming the square to Princess Diana
- The campsite is close to the Alma tunnel where the British royal family died in a car accident
- It was due to the name of singer Maria Callas, but was never initiated
- Officials said they wanted to honor Diana for her humanitarian work
Paris should name a small square, after Diana, Princess of Wales, at the site of the car accident that killed the British royal family 22 years ago.
A golden flame monument, a replica of the monument above the Statue of Liberty, is already on the site above the Alma tunnel and has served as a memorable memorial since the fatal accident.
The square would be named after opera singer Maria Callas and inaugurated in September 1997 – but after the death of Diana on August 31, the ceremony was never performed.
A square with a replica of the torch of the State of Liberty in Paris is named after Princess Diana, who died in a car accident in the Alma tunnel that runs under it
The square was to be inaugurated in September 1997 after opera singer Maria Callas, but the ceremony never took place after Diana died a few days earlier.
Instead, Avenue Georges Mandel was named after the signatory in the 16th arrondissement, which officials thought was an appropriate tribute.
Because the flame image has already been adopted as a memorial to the princess, city hall officials said it was only appropriate to name the square after her.
The name change will also recognize Diana as & # 39; one of the most famous women in the world at the end of the 20th century & # 39; and & # 39; an emblematic figure of the humanitarian causes of the world & # 39 ;.
An official statement will be voted on during the meeting in Paris, which takes place from 11 to 14 June
The 36-year-old princess, her friend Dodi al Fayed and driver Henri Paul died after their Mercedes crashed into a concrete pillar in the tunnel.
The news stunned the world, led the British royal family to madness, and led to days of intense coverage around the world.
Paris officials said the square would recognize the status of Diana as one of the most famous women in the world and a champion of humanitarian goals before she died
Diana, 36, died alongside friend Dodi al Fayed and driver Henri Paul when their limousine crashed into the tunnel (wreck pictured)
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