The proposal has been approved, and a beach in Barbuda will be named in honour of Princess Diana following the green light from Cabinet.
Chairperson of Tourism, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs on the Barbuda Council Dorcas Beazer-Williams made the announcement yesterday in a press statement.
The site selected is the beach at the former K-Club Hotel, a place which hosted the late Princess Diana and her family during their visits.
“Barbuda became a sanctuary for the princess, and she seemed to find solace in the beauty of the island and the hospitality of the people,” Beazer-Williams said. “We have been honoured to host the princess and her family and it brought even more joy when she repeated her visits to our home.”
She added, “It is our hope that the Princess Diana Beach will serve as a reminder of the hope and courage which is a significant part of Diana’s legacy.”
The ceremony to mark the occasion is scheduled for July 1, which would have been Diana’s 50th birthday. The Barbuda Council will officially name the shores alongside the former K-Club Hotel in her honour, as well as unveil a monument at the site.
“A charity and commemorative stamp are being considered to honour the humanitarian spirit that defines the life work of Princess Diana,” Beazer-Williams noted.