"At her funeral her brother made one of the 100 best speeches of the 20th century. He didn’t carry out his threat to remove his nephews from the royal madhouse. Instead he buried his unhappy sister on the family estate and charges her adorers £12.50 a visit."
The Diana myth
"Most tickets snapped up"
...Meanwhile, tickets for visits to Princess Diana's burial site at her ancestral home are expected to sell out less than a week after they became available.
Althorp Park, near Northampton, will open to the public from July 1 - the Princess's birthday - until August 30.
Tickets allowing people into where Diana is buried-on an island set in a lake-cost £12.50 for adults, £10.50 for senior citizens and £6 for children - making the estate one of Britain's most expensive tourist attractions.
Diana lies buried in a tranquil spot, the kind of rustic glade that has often inspired melancholic musings. To successive generations of Spencers, the place has always been known, with a touch of English upper-class eccentricity, as the Round Oval. It features an ornamental lake of dark green water, set within a grove of leafy beeches and ringed with manicured lawns and gravelled pathways. In the middle of the lake is a tiny island, from which rises a 5.5-metre-high white marble monument. This marks the site where, on a hot September afternoon a year ago, the Princess of Wales was finally laid to rest after a remarkable funeral witnessed by an estimated 2.5 billion people around the world. The massive tidal wave of grief that swept the planet that day has long since receded. Everywhere, that is, except for the Round Oval. For every morning and every afternoon this summer, around the shores of the little lake in England's rolling Northamptonshire hills, the tears still flow.
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