Letter: Diana: memorial ideas, grief without tears, media manipulation

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Sir: The death of the Princess of Wales has inevitably given rise to a number of suggestions for a suitable memorial.

Some, like using the vacant plinth in Trafalgar Square for a statue, are patently inappropriate. A more fitting memorial would be a fountain - preferably in a specially created area in Kensington Gardens. London is singularly ill-blessed with fountains.

Modern fountain designs, by combining art and technology, can create a mobile water sculpture as far removed from the traditional single jet as a multi-media experience is from a magic lantern show. Water is a potent symbol of the energy of life is well as its beauty.

Such an object would not only provide a suitable memorial but also a permanent reminder of the values she represented.


Richmond, Surrey