The new statue to Princess Diana was unveiled this week and I have to say what a pleasant change it is to see a new statue being erected, especially in these woke times in which we live where the norm nowadays it to knock statues down.
One wonders how long it will be before some bright spark comes up with a reason to knock this one down on the grounds of white privilege or finding some slight connection to the slave trade in her family when dinosaurs ruled the world.
I must say I thought it a little odd the grouping of three small children, two of whom had no shoes on and I wondered if this was the reason I was finding the statue looked somehow wrong and then it dawned on me the reason the statue doesn’t look right is because it doesn’t look like Princess Diana.
Perhaps I’m wrong and it’s my memory of how Princess Diana looked that is not right having faded over time, what do you think, I’m curious to hear your opinions.
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I think this statue has got a few people confused, myself included. You assume the kids are her own, but then realise there’s a girl in there and then a third kid at the back. Then you realise, as you did, it doesn’t quite look like Diana. Well, it sort of does, but it’s a bit harsh on the facial features I think. It’s a lovely idea to memorialise her like this, I just hope no idiots get the idea they need to trash it.
I hope you have a relaxing weekend!
I think the children were there to represent the charity work she did for children and perhaps if they had done her standing alone she may have looked too lonely.
I think the resemblance to Diana was pretty decent given that it’s a statue. The little girl though, has been given a very old face and that does seen very odd.
It’s a bit of an Eric Morcambe statue, as he said when playing the piano, it’s all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order!
I loved that Eric Morecambe quote.
Yes, it was rather brilliant wasn’t it.