FRANCE: SCENES ON FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF PARIS CAR CRASH THAT KILLED DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES.Record ID: 383670
- Title: FRANCE: SCENES ON FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF PARIS CAR CRASH THAT KILLED DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES.
- Date: 30th August 1998
- Summary: PONT D'ALMA, PARIS, LONDON (AUGUST 30, 1998) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. LV: WIDE OF PONT D'ALMA 0.03 2. GV: THE FLAME OF LIBERTY STATUE 0.10 3. GV/SV/CU: FLOWERS LAID AT STATUE/ PEOPLE GATHERED (5 SHOTS) 0.29 4. CU: ENGLISH MAN MARTIN CALDER TALKING ABOUT MEETING PRINCESS DIANA WHEN HIS BROTHER WAS IN GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL AND THAT HE FEELS SHE SHE HAS A HEALING POWER (ENGLISH) 1.11 5. GV/TILT: STATUE 1.14 6. MCU: CALDER SAYING THAT HE WAS THERE (AT PONT D'ALMA)TO PAY HIS RESPECTS ON BEHALF OF HIS BROTHER AND FAMILY (ENGLISH) 1.30 7. GV/MV: VARIOUS OF FLOWERS BEING LAID/ STATUE OF LIBERTY (5 SHOTS) 1.56 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Duration: 00:01:47
- Story Text: Hundreds of people have flocked to the Pont d'Alma in Paris to place flowers near the spot where the limousine carrying Diana, Princess of Wales, crashed one year ago.
One young Briton recalled that the princess had visited his young brother at a hospital in London.
Parisians and tourists laid flowers at a 25-foot high statue of a golden flame atop the Pont d'Alma which has become an impromptu shrine to Diana.
The flame -- known as the "Flame of Liberty" -- has become a point of pilgrimage ever since the night of August 30, 1997 when Princess Diana's limousine slammed into a concete pillar in the underpass below it.
The base of the monument -- which was presented to Paris by an American newspaper in 1987 to symbolise friendship between the two countries -- is splattered with graffitti about Diana, both adoring and mournful.
One of those who made the pilgrimage to the Pont was a young Briton named Martin Calder.
He told Reuters Television he'd been at the spot since 11 p.m.Saturday evening because he wanted to pay tribute to Diana.He said he had never forgotten that she had paid an visit to his brother in Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children in London.He said the princess had spent 20 minutes with his seven-year-old brother after he'd seen the princess in a hospital hallway and begged her to visit his brother.He said he'd never seen his brother so happy.
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