Inside Princess Diana’s former flat where she lived before marrying Charles

Princess Diana's former London flat where she lived "the happiest time of her life" has most likely changed throughout the years.

The Princess of Wales spent time in the apartment between 1979 and 1981, made up of a mansion complex before she met and married Prince Charles.

The then Lady Diana Spencer was living with girlfriends Anne Bolton and Virginia Pitman, after her parents bought 60 Coleherne Court for £50,000 when she was just 18.

She was working at Young England Kindergarten in Pimlico at the time and reportedly charging her flatmates £18 a week in rent.

She was said to be house proud and even set up a cleaning rota that they all followed.

Diana also reportedly had a sign above her bedroom door that said "Chief Chick".

She told Andrew Morton, who wrote Diana, In Her Own Words it was the "happiest time of her life"

“It was juvenile, innocent, uncomplicated and above all fun. I laughed my head off there,” she said.

She had left the flat after she became engaged to Charles, and was only a short walk from Kensington Palace, the royal property where she'd end up living.

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It is also a short walk from her memorial fountain in Hyde Park which opened seven years after she died in 1997.

Her life and legacy will be honoured with a blue plaque at one of her former homes, with her brother Charles Spencer naming this apartment on Twitter.

Although the location of the plaque, by English Heritage, is yet to be announced officially, it's believed the apartment where she lived before tieing the knot with Prince Charles in 1981 has been chosen.

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The "memorial tablet" receiver was nominated by the London Assembly after Londoners chose the Princess of Wales through a campaign.

People were asked to suggest women they believed worthy of a blue plaque, and the late mother of Prince Harry and William won the top spot.

She will be the highest-profile former member of the Royal Family to be bestowed the honour.

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Blue plaques commemorate places in London where historically significant people worked or lived.

Her brother, Charles Spencer, thanked the organisation for the plaque on Thursday, tweeting a photo of the design.

He wrote: "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."

English Heritage said it would erect the medallion in what would have been Diana's 60th year, following her being nominated for the commemoration.

Anna Eavis, curatorial director at English Heritage, said Diana's campaigns to highlight issues like HIV/Aids and landmines were deciding factors, as well as her being "an inspiration and cultural icon to many".

Ms Eavis said: “Her profile and popularity remains undiminished nearly 25 years after she died and clearly a part of that was the ease with which she seemed to communicate with everybody.

“I think what appealed to the panel when they were considering her nomination was she’s undeniably a significant figure in late 20th century Britain, with a close London association obviously.

“She did undeniably play an important role in destigmatising HIV/Aids and also towards the very end of her life campaigned in those anti-landmine campaigns which was also very important.”

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