Al Fayed flogs posh shop
The department store beloved by grannies and tourists seeking a pot of loose tea for a tenner has been sold. Al Fayed has flogged Harrods for a measly £1.5 billion quid. If we knew it would be that much of a bargain, we'd have bought it ourselves.
Qatar Holdings' chairman, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, who also happens to be Qatar's Prime Minister said, 'It's a historical place. I know it's important, not only for the British people but it is important for tourism.' While Al Fayed recently stated, 'It's a pyramid for me, a monument, it is the best department store in the world.' A department store, monument and pyramid - wow, shoppers really are getting bang for their bucks.
Though the question on everyone's lips is: what will become of the golden statue placed in the front entrance of Dodi and Princess Di, locked in eternal embrace (aka the tackiest creation in the world)? We fervantly hope that Al Fayed will see sense and lug it away.