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London honors Princess Diana with blue plaque at former home

The English Heritage blue plaque is unveiled outside Coleherne Court, Old Brompton Road, London, September 29, 2021. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
The English Heritage blue plaque is unveiled outside Coleherne Court, Old Brompton Road, London, September 29, 2021. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

London finally honors the late Princess Diana Wednesday with a blue plaque at the place she called home in the two years before she married Prince Charles.

For Diana, 60 Coleherne Court, an apartment near London’s fashionable King’s Road, was the start of a new adventure.

Settling in the capital on reaching her 18th birthday, Diana shared the apartment on 60 Coleherne Court with a number of friends from 1979 to 1981. It was there that she first started to court Charles.

According to Andrew Morton’s 1992 best-selling book “Diana, In Her Own Words,” Diana described her years at the property as “the happiest time” of her life.

Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, is the highest profile former member of the monarchy to be bestowed the honor. She was nominated by the London Assembly in 2019 after the body ran a campaign asking Londoners to suggest women worthy of a blue plaque.

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