Blue plaque to honour Princess Diana will be unveiled

Jessica Davis
·1-min read
Photo credit: Getty
Photo credit: Getty

A blue plaque will be unveiled later this year to celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales.

It will be placed outside her Earl’s Court flat in London, where she lived before marrying Prince Charles.

The plaque will be unveiled later this year to celebrate what would have been her 60th birthday, confirmed English Heritage.

Photo credit: Getty
Photo credit: Getty

The flat at 60 Coleherne Court, which she shared with a number of girlfriends, was bought by her parents for £50,000 when she was an 18-year-old working at a nursery in Pimlico.

It’s one of six new plaques celebrating extraordinary women planned for London this year, to help to address the gender imbalance, according to BBC.

Anna Eavis, English Heritage’s curatorial director, explained: “We still have a long way to go to address the gender imbalance that has ensued since the first blue plaque went up over 150 years ago.”

Photo credit: Tim Graham
Photo credit: Tim Graham

Only 14 per cent of the blue plaques honour women - Princess Diana was nominated by the London Assembly, joining other recipients such as peace campaigner and crystallographer Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, social reformer Caroline Norton, and designer Jean Muir.

Eavis highlighted how Diana’s campaigns surrounding issues like HIV/Aids and landmines were deciding factors in her recognition and called her “an inspiration and cultural icon to many”.

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