UK: PEOPLE LAY FLORAL TRIBUTES AT KENSINGTON PALACE AS FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF PRINCESS DIANA'S DEATH APPROACHES.
- Title: UK: PEOPLE LAY FLORAL TRIBUTES AT KENSINGTON PALACE AS FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF PRINCESS DIANA'S DEATH APPROACHES.
- Date: 29th August 1998
- Summary: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (AUGUST 28, 1998) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV: PATH LEADING TO KENSINGTON PALACE 0.06 2. GV: PEOPLE AT THE GATE OF KENSINGTON PALACE 0.11 3. SV: PEOPLE LOOKING AT THE FLOWERS ON THE GATE OF THE PALACE 0.14 4. GV/SCU: FLOWERS WITH PICTURE OF DIANA (2 SHOTS) 0.25 5. MV: CHILDREN LOOKING AT FLOWERS 0.30 6. CU: CARD WITH DRAWING OF DIANA 0.35 7. CU: WOMAN SAYING SHE WAS A REMARKABLE WOMAN, PROBABLY THE MOST REMARKABLE WOMAN THIS CENTURY IF NOT FOR MANY CENTURIES AND SHE HAS CAPTURED THE IMAGINATIONA OF SO MANY PEOPLE YOU CAN SEE CARDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND THAT WAS IMPORTANT (ENGLISH) 0.59 8. SV: WOMAN PUTTING FLOWERS ON THE GATES 1.02 9. SCU: WOMAN LOOKING AT THE GATE 1.06 10. CU/SCU: CARD WITH SPECIAL NOTE FOR DIANA/ MAN WITH CHILD (3 SHOTS) 1.17 11. CU: MAN SAYING ONE IS IN DANGER OF THIS BECOMING A SHRINE AND THAT IS WHAT I AM UNHAPPY ABOUT. THIS WILL BECOME A GRACELAND. ALTHORP ONLY OPEN TO SO MANY PEOPLE AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR. THIS, PEOPLE CAN COME AT ANY TIME. IF YOU PUT UP A MEMORIAL GARDEN (FOR DIANA) ITS IN DANGER OF BECOMING A SHRINE AND MAKES DIANA OUT TO BE A GODESS WHICH SHE WAS NOT (ENGLISH) 1.54 12. SV/PAN: CHILD HAVING PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN IN FRONT THE GATE 2.00 13. CU: BUNCH OF FLOWERS ON THE GATE WITH KENSINGTON PALACE IN THE BACKGROUND 2.05 14. MCU: PICTURE OF DIANA WITH MESSAGE SAYING I AM A FREE SPIRIT AND I WILL FIGHT TILL THE END 2.10 15. CU: JAN DUTTON AMERICAN WOMAN SAYING THE GLAMOUR, SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL. WE WILL MISS THAT. YOU DO NOT FIND MUCH GLAMOUR IN THE ROYALTY (ENGLISH) 2.22 16. CU: PICTURE OF DIANA AND GATES WITH REST IN PEACE MESSAGE ON IT 2.28 17. SV/PAN: PALACE AND GATES WITH FLOWERS 2.41 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
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- Story Text: People have started to lay flowers at the gates of Kensington Palace, the home of Princess Diana, as the one year anniversary of her death approaches.
It is almost one year since the princess and her companion Dodi died when the limousine in which they were riding crashed at high speed in a Paris.
On Friday (August 28), hundreds of people started to gather near Kensington Palace in central London to leave flowers, messages, poems, drawings and photos by the gates.
One woman who had come to the palace gates said Diana had been a remarkable woman.
"She was a remarkable woman, probably the most remarkable woman this century if not for many centuries," she said.
Jan Dutton, an American tourist people wuold miss Diana's glamour and her beauty.
At the moment, arguments are raging over government proposals to honour the People's Princess by sprucing up the gardens around her Kensington Palace home.
Thousands of residents of the well-heeled London borough of Kensington are against such a move, fearing such a memorial garden would lure worshippers by the coachload.
Opponents say streets would be clogged and public transport overwhelmed.Instead of being a neighbourhood fit for a princess, Kensington would become a Diana Disneyland.
The number of visitors to Kensington Gardens has already doubled in the past year and residents worry local taxpayers would end up footing the bill for the maintenance of the park.
"There is the danger of this becoming a shrine and that is what I'm unhappy about.This will become a Graceland," one man said.
He added that whereas the memorial museum to Diana built by her brother at the family's Althorp estate in central England was only open to a certain number of people at certain times of the year, people could come to a memorial garden near the palace whenever they wanted.
"If you put up a memorial garden it is in danger of becoming a shrine and makes Diana out to be a godess which she was not," he added.
Only six per cent of Britons are planning to observe the anniversary of Princess Diana's death amidst growing signs that so-called "Diana fatigue" is growing, according to a poll in Friday's Daily Telegraph.
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