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Wednesday, September 22, 1999 Published at 11:21 GMT 12:21 UK


World: Europe

Diana fountain to be built


The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has announced that a permanent memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales, is to be built.

A fountain is to be erected in one of London's Royal Parks in honour of Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris two years ago.

Tabloid newspapers in Britain have been running a campaign calling for the memorial to be built.

The Princess's mother Frances Shand-Kydd and brother Earl Spencer have both welcomed the announcement. The government says it will consult the Princess's family on the details.

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