• Diana's funeral: re-enacted in Salford with Jill Dando and a mariachi band

    8 days ago - By The Guardian

    It provoked tabloid fury. But this bizarre spectacle, complete with car wreck, posed tough questions about death, royals and the social order. Our writer joined the procession ‘Princess Diana to be EXORCISED in ‘sick and twisted' FUNERAL re-enactment,” raged a recent tabloid headline, announcing a “satirical remake” at Salford's White Hotel to mark the 21st anniversary of her death. The paper even quoted Charlie Proctor, editor of regal website Royal Central , who blasted: “Whether you are a monarchist or a republican, some events should be beyond humour, and the funeral of Princess Diana...
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