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Princess Di Tribute Rocks On

Princes' concert celebrates mom's 46th birthday
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2007 4:50 AM CDT
Princess Di Tribute Rocks On
A fan holds up a picture of Diana, Princess of Wales during a star-studded pop concert in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday July 1, 2007. More than 63,000 people are at the multi-million pound London stadium on what would have been the Princess's 46th birthday....   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Nostalgic performances by Elton John and Duran Duran highlighted a concert packed with 68,000 fans yesterday to honor Princess Diana on what would have been her 46th birthday. The spectacle, which flashed giant-screen archival footage of the much-loved "People's Princess," was organized at Wembley stadium amid tight security by her sons, Princes William and Harry.

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"We know that if our mother was here today she'd be the first up out of her seat and dancing," the princes wrote in the program. The concert was intended to celebrate Diana's life before the somber 10th anniversary of her death in August. "She's still the figurehead of England," said one fan. (Read more Prince Harry stories.)

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