Officials on Barbuda, Antigua’s sister isle are going ahead with their plans on renaming the shores alongside the former K-Club Hotel, the Princess Diana Beach, in honor of her legacy and spirit of humility and sophistication, choosing her 50th birthday as the date for the official name change.
“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. The Barbuda Council hopes that the Princess Diana Beach will serve as a reminder of the hope and courage which is a significant part of Diana’s legacy,” a government statement said.
The former K-Club Hotel was a favorite holiday escape of the late Princess and her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
Their last family vacation on the 62 square-mile isle, which has a population of about 1,500, was in April 1997.
There has been speculation that Prince William, who will marry Kate Middleton on Friday, was considering honeymooning in Barbuda. The British media had reported that the Middleton family has been in “discreet talks” with the Lighthouse Bay Resort, which is located on a private peninsular with acres of deserted beach and accessible only via helicopter or boat.
It has also been rumored that the soon to be wed Prince plans to spend Mother’s Day in Barbuda on the return leg of his honeymoon.
However, no details of the honeymoon have been officially released.