English Heritage, a charity that runs London’s Blue Plaques scheme, connecting buildings with the notable people who lived and worked there, has decided to commemorate six famous women in 2021. They are crystallographer and peace campaigner, Kathleen Lonsdale; social reformer Caroline Norton; designer Jean Muir; former slave and campaigner Ellen Craft; barrister Helena Normanton, and Diana, Princess of Wales.
The inclusion of Lady Diana Spencer, later Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997), is expected to draw popular attention, according to many.
Diana’s plaque, for which she was nominated by the London Assembly, will mark one of the buildings associated with her life before marriage, said the organisation.
The plaque will be placed outside Coleherne Court, in Kensington, tweeted Charles Spencer, Diana’s brother. Diana lived in an apartment in this block with her friends between 1979 and 1981.
How very lovely that this blue plaque will be going up outside Coleherne Court – thank you, âÂÂÂÂ¦@EnglishHeritageâÂÂÂÂ©, for commemorating such a very happy place for Diana in this way. pic.twitter.com/FiDk3ZtLpG
A release from the charity quoted Anna Eavis, English Heritage’s Curatorial Director, as saying, “We are expecting our plaque to Diana, Princess of Wales to be very popular…