‘Diana’ film poster removed after being placed near tunnel where the Princess died
Posted: 2 October 2013 8:40 pm Edited by: Monique Turnbull
A movie poster used to promote ‘Diana’ has been removed in Paris after being placed near the entrance to the tunnel where The Princess of Wales died in 1997.
The placing of the poster outside the Pont de l’Alma tunnel led to widespread criticism and shocked many including close friends of Diana.
A poster used to promote the film Diana, starring Naomi Watts, has been removed in Paris after being put near the tunnel the Princess died. (Photo: Ecosse)
“I really don’t have any words to describe how I feel about this cynical and shameless attempt to publicise a film that should have never been made,” Rosa Monckton, who was one of The Princess’ most trusted confidantes, told the MailOnline.
“To have made a film so speculative as this is disgusting enough, but then to advertise it on the spot at which she died is despicable.
“It is a terrible intrusion into her memory, not to mention the lives of her sons, whose feelings are often forgotten in these stories.”
She added: “I would expect them to take it down right away.”
However after a backlash to the poster’s placing, workmen were seen taking the poster down on Monday outside the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris.
Diana, which was released on September 20, opened at number five on the UK box office after taking £623,051 in its first weekend.
The film, which stars Naomi Watts as the ‘People’s Princess’, focuses around the final two years of the royal’s life and her relationship with Doctor Hasnat Khan.