The plaque would be installed at her Coleherne Court apartment where she stayed with her three friends before marrying Prince Charles.
It is no secret that years after her death, the beloved princess is still remembered and celebrated. It has now been reported that Princess Diana will receive a blue plaque in her honour this year, the year she would have turned 60, reported Marie Claire.
The installation is being done as a part of charity English Heritage's scheme to have plaques around the U.K. at locations associated with notable people. Diana will be honoured alongside five other women namely anti-slavery campaigner Ellen Craft, fashion designer Jean Muir, divorce law campaigner Caroline Norton, lawyer Helena Normanton, and crystallographer Kathleen Lonsdale. The Princess's brother, Earl Spencer, confirmed on Twitter that the plaque would be installed at her Coleherne Court apartment in Earl's Court, London, where she stayed with her three friends before marrying Prince Charles. The London apartment was gifted to her by her parents for her 18th birthday in 1979, according to the Guardian, reported Marie Claire.
"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," Prince Charles tweeted, alongside a photo of the plaque being made. Anna Eavis, the curatorial director of English Heritage, said, "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 destigmatize 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," reported Marie Claire.
The six women will be honoured as part of English Heritage's "plaques for women" campaign, which aims to redress the dramatic gender imbalance in existing plaques. Apparently, there are over 900 plaques are in place around the U.K., but only 14 per cent honour women, according to Marie Claire.