Princess Diana funeral remake with Mexican mariachi band sparks fury –’It’s disgraceful’
This was the disgraceful moment Princess Diana was “exorcised” in a reenactment of her funeral – 21 years after she died. The sick remake featured a smashed up vehicle imitating the crashed Mercedes Diana was travelling in when she was killed.
It was organised by artist Stanley Schtinter at The White Hotel, a “rundown” popular rave warehouse in Manchester located yards away from Strangeways prison.
Around 160 people attended – and many of the mourners were no older than 30.
It included a Jimmy Savile impersonator and writer Jonathan Meades played the role of Diana’s brother Charles, Earl Spencer – who read his original funeral speech in full.
The coffin arrived in an Uber and mourners threw broccoli and flowers as it was carried into the warehouse.
A live Mexican mariachi band performed Elton John’s Candle in the Wind before the service.
Photographer Karen Priestley, 49, attended the event yesterday – on the 21st anniversary of Diana’s funeral.
She said: “There must have been around 160 people there and some of them looked emotional.
“People were carrying flowers and broccoli – a lot of those attending would be too young to remember the original.
The procession started at 6.30pm and the route wound its way through the backstreets of Broughton in Salford.
The White Hotel said of the event: “The World Cup may not be coming home but our Queen of Hearts has just ordered a taxi and she’s on her way.
“Commissioned by The White Hotel’s arts cabinet, artist Stanley Schtinter has cooked up a word for word remake/re-enactment of Princess Diana’s funeral to mark the anniversary of the original and popular 1997 production.
“The funeral will benefit from the natural incorporation of the Jill Dando/Barry George fit-up/Crimewatch cock-up, and Jimmy Savile cock-in(to) the mix for goodbad measure.
“With an original score by a live Mexican mariachi band (includes a specially adapted version of Candle In The Wind), and appearances by writer and TV star Jonathan Meades (as Earl Spencer) and writer and filmmaker Chris Petit’s Museo de la Soledad (as Master of Ceremonies)see it as a purge after another year of pointless patriotism.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK