Almost ten years after her tragic death in a tunnel in Paris, Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales continues to be among the most recognizable icons of royalty and royalty. Both Princes William and Harry were still minors when they solemnly walked behind their mother’s funeral carriage in 1997, but the now-aged princes have whipped up something fitting for what would have been Princess Di’s 46th birthday on July 1.
To commemorate the Princess’ life, passion for music and worthy causes, William and Harry decided to hold a star-studded concert in her honor. The line-up for the show was a diverse who’s-who of today’s and the yesteryears’ generation. The performers included Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bryan Ferry, Duran Duran, Take That, Tom Jones and of course Elton John. The latter also performed the song “Candle In The Wind” – a ditty originally made for Marilyn Monroe but was later reworked for Diana. The concert was among the first events to be staged at the iconic and legendary Wembley Stadium after it got a extravagant renovation.
Bands like The Feeling, Status Quo and Orson were also present to share in the Diana nostalgia. The young people who barely knew Diana definitely had a blast as well since current music icons like P.Diddy, Fergie, Joss Stone, Nelly Furtado, James Morrison, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams also performed their monster hits. In a tribute to Diana’s quirky side, the English National Ballet and Wix Wickens were also on board.
Tickets were sold out as early as December last year. Almost all tickets were sold for 45 pounds.
Diana died Aug. 31, 1997, along with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed and their driver when their Mercedes crashed inside the Pont d’Alma tunnel in Paris.