Paris Wants a 'Princess Diana Square' at Site of Her Death - NBC Bay Area
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Paris Wants a 'Princess Diana Square' at Site of Her Death

The site already holds a golden flame-shaped monument in her honor, adjacent to the Alma Tunnel where the accident occurred

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    The Dos and Don'ts of Good Sleep
    People gather around the gilded statue modeled on the flame of the Statue of Liberty that serves as an unofficial shrine to Princess Diana above the traffic tunnel where she died three years ago in Paris. Paris City Hall wants to name a small plaza after Princess Diana, at the site of the 1997 car crash that killed the cherished British royal. The site already holds a golden flame-shaped monument in her honor, adjacent to the Alma Tunnel where the accident occurred.

    Paris City Hall wants to name a small plaza after Princess Diana, at the site of the 1997 car crash that killed the cherished British royal.

    The site already holds a golden flame-shaped monument in her honor, adjacent to the Alma Tunnel where the accident occurred.

    The plaza is currently named after opera singer Maria Callas. A city hall official said Thursday that 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 honor Diana for her humanitarian work.

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

    No Religious Exemptions for Measles Vaccines

    [NATL] No Religious Exemptions for Measles Vaccines

    A new law signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday ends religious exemptions for vaccinations for school children.

     
    The move comes as New York battles its worst measles outbreak in decades.
    (Published Friday, June 14, 2019)