Princes to stage concert to honour Diana's memory
Elton John, Joss Stone, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the English National Ballet arescheduled to take part in aconcert event to honour the memory ofDiana, the late Princess of Wales, her sons announcedTuesday.
Princes William and Harry are planning a pop concert on July 1, 2007to mark what would have been the 46th birthday of their mother, as well a church memorial service to follow on Aug. 31, the 10th anniversary of her death.
"We wanted to have this big concert full of energy, full of the sort of fun and happiness which I know she would have wanted," Prince William said inan interview released to the media Tuesday.
Other performers scheduled to take the stage include Duran Duran, Pharrell Williams and Bryan Ferry.
The concert is slated for London's Wembley Stadium, despite major reconstruction work which has forced the cancellation of other concerts.Money raised from the event will be earmarked for charities supported by the late Princess of Wales.
The two princes, their mother's siblings and members of the Royal Family will also attend aprivate memorial service, scheduled to take place at an undisclosed location, on Aug. 31 to mark the 10 years that have passed sinceDiana's fatal car crash in Paris.
"The service is going to include both sides of the family, our mother's side and our father's side. Everyone getting together," Prince Harry said.
With files from the Associated Press.