Princess Diana Gets Barbuda Beach Named For Her

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In time for Prince William's wedding, Princess Diana is being paid another tribute. A beach in Antigua and Barbuda, once frequented by the late princess, is being renamed in her honor. The three-mile stretch of beach is located on the southern end of the island of Barbuda, once part of Britain. The beach will be renamed Princess Diana Beach in a July 1 ceremony.

The date would have been her 50th birthday. However, she died in 1997 in Paris car crash at age 36.

"Barbuda became a sanctuary for the princess, and she seemed to find solace in the beauty of the island," Dorcas Beazer-Williams, tourism chairwoman for the Barbuda Council, told the Associated Press. She hopes the new beach will serve as a constant reminder of the Princess' legacy.

It's not the first time a place has been named for royalty, but Diana is once again in the spotlight because of her son's nuptials.

"From a tourism standpoint it puts a spotlight on Barbuda with all the hype with the royal wedding," Colin James, chief executive officer of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, told the AP.

Perhaps the newlyweds might consider a honeymoon to the beach, which Diana frequented with her boys when they were young?
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Mr. Chris

It's great that Antigua and Barbuda are naming a beach after the late Princess Diana. Antigua and Barbuda's timing could not have been any better. Well done Antigua and Barbuda.

April 28 2011 at 7:44 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Helen

Diana is watching over her handsome gentlemen. God bless them,William and Katherine,on their wedding day. And, Harry too,They are Her Joy.God bless them all.

April 28 2011 at 6:30 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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Stamps1847

How maudlin can you get?

April 28 2011 at 7:39 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Nstellanick

I wish William and Kate Only the best in there new life together,It is such a shame that Diana can"t be there. Diana would have loved Kate.
I was born and raised in the UK and will be up to Watch the big event. I am sure at some point Will and Kate will visit the Princess Diana Bch, maybe with children of there own.

April 28 2011 at 6:26 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Barbie

Congratulations to Prince William and Katherne. Diana would be very proud of her sons today.

April 28 2011 at 4:49 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
gargore3

I just KNOW she will be watching tomorrow with great pride at both her sons and her lovely new daughter-in-law. Bless her, how proud she would be if she were only here...

April 28 2011 at 4:41 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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elnpet

How can she be watching ? Some of you people write the most foolish comments.

April 28 2011 at 7:24 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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mary

SOME OF US BELEIVE IN AN AFTER LIFE. I STILL FELL MY IN-LAWS WATCHING AND HELPING ME OUT IN MY TIME OF NEED!!!!

April 28 2011 at 7:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
dpenz1

Don't be so cruel, she obviously has binoculars.

April 29 2011 at 7:50 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down
RAY

A beautiful beach named for a beautiful Princess.

April 28 2011 at 4:32 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Hicham

i love the idea,she does deserve a lot more and god bless her beautiful sons

April 28 2011 at 3:37 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
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elnpet

Lets get off of diana now. If we do not let her RIP, then Katy will forever be walking in Diana,s shadow and that is not fair. Katy is the princess now, so lets set our sights on her now. I am sure Katy would rather not hear about Diana for the days of her life or have people compare her to Diana. They are two different people and Diana has had her 15 min of fame. Katy,s turn. I myself would have preferred my own wedding ring.

April 28 2011 at 7:30 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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sandiehair

elnpet
You sure talk a load of rubbish!!

April 29 2011 at 9:16 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down
hurst735

Couldn't agree with you more.Well said.

April 29 2011 at 11:25 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down

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