English Heritage will place a blue plaque outside Diana, Princess of Wales’ apartment at Coleherne Court in London. She lived in the apartment prior to her marriage to the Prince of Wales. She was nominated for the blue plaque by the London Assembly.
How very lovely that this blue plaque will be going up outside Coleherne Court – thank you, @EnglishHeritage, for commemorating such a very happy place for Diana in this way. pic.twitter.com/FiDk3ZtLpG— Charles Spencer (@cspencer1508) April 1, 2021
Anna Eavis, English Heritage’s Curatorial Director, said: “Since launching our ‘plaques for women’ campaign five years ago, we have received an increasing number of public nominations for female figures. In 2021, half of our new plaques will be dedicated to women, and women make up well over half of the cases currently in the pipeline. 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 but with the help of many excellent nominations from the British public, we are headed in the right direction.
“We are expecting our plaque to Diana, Princess of Wales to be very popular. She was an inspiration and cultural icon to many, raising awareness of issues including landmines and homelessness, and helping to destigmatise illnesses such as HIV, leprosy and depression. It seems fitting that we should erect a plaque commemorating her work and influence in what would have been her 60th year.”