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Memorial commemorates Princess Diana, the former Princess of Wales. The Princess Diana memorial was installed on the first anniversary of her death, and was the idea of two Claremont High School students. The two boys wanted to acknowledge the passing of this much loved royal, and worked with the Glenorchy City Council to create the memorial. The students contacted Government House and spoke to the Governor, who attended the unveiling of the memorial.
On 31 August 1997, Princess Diana died after a car crash in the Pont de l`Alma road tunnel in Paris along with Dodi Al-Fayed and the acting security manager of the Hôtel Ritz Paris, Henri Paul, who was instructed to drive the hired Mercedes-Benz through Paris in order to elude the paparazzi. Their black 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 crashed into the thirteenth pillar of the tunnel. The two-lane tunnel was built without metal barriers in front of the pillars. None of the four occupants wore a seat belt.
Princess Diana remained the focus of near-constant media scrutiny in the United Kingdom and around the world before, during and after her marriage to Prince Charles. Her sudden death was followed by a spontaneous and prolonged show of public mourning.
|Address:||Main & Boxhill Roads, Claremont Community Memorial Rose Garden, Claremont, 7015|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.791788|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1998|
The people`s Princess
1961 - 1997
Goodbye England`s Rose from the people of Tasmania