United Kingdom town's tribute to Diana labelled 'an insult'

Lawrence Kim
September 13, 2017

Chesterfield Borough Council have posted photos of the memorial to Facebook, where the response has been less than kind.

"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".

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.

In this Diana tribute she can be seen with shaggy brown hair, piercing white eyes and bright pink lips.

As comments quickly flooded in (1.6K and counting, to be exact), posters didn't hold back, making comments like such as, "I saw this and I thought, what an insult to Diana", and "Absolutely horrendous".

A well dressing is always made using natural materials only (think: flowers, seeds, berries, leaves, twigs, etc), which can explain some but not all of Diana's particularly munted face.

A floral tribute to Princess Diana in the United Kingdom town of Chesterfield has been widely ridiculed as "dreadful" and "a heinous monstrosity".

"All good wishes to the creators, and Chesterfield folk".

It will be on display in Chesterfield market place until September 16.

"All art is meant to be a talking point and that certainly seems to be the case with this year's design", it said. "Well done for the memorial to a wonderful lady", Emma Jayne said. "But still it needs taking down it's not nice at all", Gayla Tuckley said.

Karen Byfleet said: "Absolutely horrendous makes me ashamed to say I come from Chesterfield". How much money has gone into this? Show some respect. I know for one I couldn't do a better job!

This thing has been shared over 2,000 times in less than 24 hours, but Chesterfield Borough Council have yet to comment it.

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