The island of Barbuda is now home to an international landmark, Diana, Princess of Wales, Beach.
The naming ceremony took place on Monday, July 4, which commemorated the late Princess’ 50th Birthday on July 1.
The shores alongside the former K Club Hotel, known locally as Access Beach, will memorialize Princess Diana’s legacy as a global humanitarian and her special connection to Barbuda.
The beach which has remained virtually unchanged since the Princess’ last visit in April 1997, will become an emblem of Barbuda’s high level of hospitality that enticed Princess Diana, Rod Stuart and many other notable personalities to keep coming back to the island.
The naming ceremony sparked a reunion among current and former government officials, former employees of the K Club and Barbuda to remember the island’s most celebrated guests.
There were reflections on Princess Diana’s visits to the K Club, by persons who had the opportunity to meet her.
During the next year, several initiatives will be rolled out to help brand Princess Diana Beach as one of Barbuda’s natural wonders.
These include the erection of a monument to recognize Princess Diana’s legacy of global advocacy, a journal and an island tour to showcase some of Princess Diana’s experiences and treasured memories in Barbuda via photos, stories and other mementos.
A commemorative stamp will be released during Antigua and Barbuda’s 30th Independence celebrations in November.