Floral tribute to Princess Diana mocked online

This tribute to Princess Diana has been erected in Chesterfield town centre in Derbyshire and will be on display until September 16

The town of Chesterfield, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom also sought to honor the late Princess of Wales by making her the subject of its annual large flower display wall, or "well dressing".

The memorial in Chesterfield was made by 14 volunteers.

To memorialize the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, the Chesterfield Borough Council in England a well dressing memorial dedicated to the late Princess of Wales-however, the display looks nothing like her.

One user commented "Seriously!". How much money has gone into this?

Chesterfield Borough Council posted photos of the tribute on Facebook, and was quickly inundated with negative comments.

Chesterfield council have taken the backlash in their stride, however.

Gayla Tuckley said she thought it was an "insult" to the late princess, adding: "Luckily she had a sense of humour and would probably be laughing if she could see it or cared".

But others defended the tribute. "Maybe it's not an exact likeness guys but come on!" she wrote. People on Twitter and Facebook write the cruellest things that they would never dream of saying to the person they're discussing.

The Chesterfield Council responded to the criticism and explained the tribute was meant to attract people to the market.

"The well dressing is produced by 14 volunteers using the ancient Derbyshire art of well dressing, which involves creating designs from flower petals and other natural materials", a spokeswoman said. "The well dressing is created to attract visitors to the area and if the publicity encourages more people to come and visit the market and local shops then that can only be good for Chesterfield", the spokesman said.

None, however, have proved as controversial as a new floral tribute to the People's Princess, recently unveiled at Chesterfield's market place to widespread bemusement.



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