LONDON: London luxury department store Harrods said Saturday that it was taking down a statue of the late Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed
and returning it to former owner Mohamed Al Fayed
.Al Fayed commissioned the bronze statue, which shows his son and Diana holding hands and releasing a bird after they were killed in a Paris car crash in 1997.It remained there after he sold Harrods to the investment arm of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund in 2010.But the store's managing director, Michael Ward, said that it was now time to return it, noting that Diana's sons Princes William and Harry were commissioning their own statue to their mother at Kensington Palace.
London, May 7 ( ANI ): Former Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed
has said that the team was relegated because a statue of Michael Jackson was removed from Craven Cottage.
The statue was erected behind the Hammersmith Stand in April 2011 at the request of former owner and chairman Mohammed Al Fayed
, who was close to Jackson.
The club announced that the bizarre simulacrum of the Thriller star is to be dug up and returned to Mohamed Al Fayed
, who put it up when he owned the Premier League club.
MOHAMED AL FAYED
'S 16-year association with Fulham has tonight come to an end after the Egyptian agreed a deal for the sale of the club with Shahid Khan.
Shahid Khan, owner of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, is in talks with Mohamed Al Fayed
to buy the club.
His battle with Mohamed Al Fayed
during an often public and vitriolic eight-year dispute over the ownership of Harrods and beyond, dominated the headlines.
Former Harrods boss Mohammed al Fayed
, the father of Dodi, who also died in the August 2007 Paris car crash, has long accused the pair of deliberately withholding evidence from the French investigation into their deaths.
CAMILLA AL FAYED
opened a newly refurbished Zoe's Place baby hospice.
FULHAM chairman Mohammed Al Fayed
has told fans they can "go to hell" if they do not appreciate the new Michael Jackson statue at Craven Cottage.
, a close friend of the late performer, has caused controversy after placing the tribute to Jackson outside the Cottagers' stadium.
FULHAM owner Mohamed Al Fayed
remains confident Roy Hodgson will still be at the club next season - despite speculation linking the manager with the vacant post at Liverpool.