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On this day

The dearly loved Diana, Princess of Wales died in a car crash in 1997. Her untimely death brought grief and despair to the nation therefore on this day in 2001 a memorial in Hyde Park was dedicated to her.

The memorial is a water fountain that is located in the southwest corner of Hyde Park. The fountain which was designed by Kathryn Gustafson and cost £3.6 million, was officially opened on the 6 July 2004 by Queen Elizabeth II. It aimed to reflect Diana’s loving personality and to provide a fitting memorial for the beloved princess.

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