A new homage to Princess Diana has been unveiled just yards from Harry and William’s statue.
PRINCESS DIANA has received yet another homage, this time just minutes away from her Kensington Garden statue.
In honor of what would have been her 60th birthday, Prince Harry and Prince William erected a statue of the late Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace in July. Diana’s former Earl’s Court flat now has an English Heritage London plaque on it.
The iconic blue plaque was placed on Diana’s former flat on Wednesday, September 29.
Virginia Clarke, Diana’s former flatmate, unveiled it. On the Old Brompton Road, it indicates Coleherne Court, where the royal lived at Flat 60.
When Diana was engaged to Prince Charles in 1981, she stayed at the flat.
Her time at Coleherne Court was one of the happiest of her life, she said.
Diana and Ms Clarke had “wonderful days” with the future Princess of Wales, according to Ms Clarke.
“Those were joyful days for all of us, and the flat was constantly full of laughing,” she remarked at the unveiling.
“Diana grew up to be so much to so many people.
“It’s fantastic that her legacy will live on in this way.”
Anna Eavis, curatorial director of English Heritage, and Andrew Boff AM, head of the London Assembly, both commended the Princess of Wales.
“Diana was one of the most renowned women in the world, and she used her celebrity and influence to raise awareness of issues like homelessness and landmines,” Ms Eavis said.
“She was instrumental in the de-stigmatization of disorders such as HIV, leprosy, and depression.
“It’s only natural that our blue plaque honors her here, where her career in the spotlight began.”
“Diana held a very particular position in the hearts of Londoners, and we are happy to have her blue plaque formally erected as a testament to her work for others,” Mr Boff said.
It follows the unveiling of a statue of their late mother by Harry and William on July 1.
The homage, which is placed in Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden, was commissioned by the royal brothers in 2017 to enable visitors “reflect on her life and legacy.”
In a joint statement, Harry and William expressed their hope that the statue will “be seen forever as a reminder of [Diana’s] life and legacy.”
“Today, on what would have been our mother’s 60th birthday, we remember her,” they said at the time. “Brinkwire Summary News.”