The late Princess Diana has been honored with a “blue plaque” at her former flat in west London, where she lived before becoming engaged to British heiress Prince Charles.
The plaque is on the building that was his home between 1979 and 1981 – 60 Colehorn Court – a property close to King’s Road in Chelsea.
Diana, who died in a 1997 Paris car accident at the age of 36, shared the apartment with three friends, including Virginia Clarke, who helped unveil the plaque at a ceremony Wednesday.
“Those were happy days for all of us and the flat was always full of laughter,” Clark said. “Diana became so many. It’s amazing that her legacy will be remembered like this.”
According to Andrew Morton’s book Diana, In Her Own Words, Diana described her years at the property as “the happiest time of her life”.
London’s Blue Plaque scheme, commissioned by English Heritage, sheds light on the buildings where celebrities of the past lived and worked.
Princess Diana’s blue plaque reads: “Lady Diana Spencer later Princess of Wales 1961-1997. Lived here 1979-1981.”
Andrew Bough, Speaker of the London Assembly, said: “Diana had, and still has, a very special place in the hearts of Londoners and we are thrilled to see her blue plaque formally commemorating her work for others. “
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