Paris To Vote On Renaming Plaza Where Princess Diana Died After Her

Sara C Nelson
Princess Diana died in a crash in Paris in 1997 

Paris City Hall wants to name a small plaza after Diana, Princess of Wales at the site of the car crash that killed the British royal.

The site already holds a golden flame-shaped monument in her honour, adjacent to the Alma Tunnel where the accident occurred on August 31, 1997.

The plaza is currently named after opera singer Maria Callas.

The plaza is currently named after opera singer Maria Callas but an official said the city council will vote next month on a measure to rename it

A city hall official said the city council will vote next month on a measure to rename it after Diana.

The city noted that Callas already has a nearby avenue named after her and that the city wants to honour Diana for her humanitarian work.

The 36-year-old princess, her boyfriend Dodi al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul died after their Mercedes crashed into a concrete pillar in the tunnel.

The mother of Princes William and Harry, she was famed for her advocacy of charitable causes, including work to tackle HIV and Aids.

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