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Old 01-05-2006, 12:06 PM
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pictures - diana's flate

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In all I've seen, it's hard to make out the building as they're of Diana rushing out or in with a pack of photographers around her!
It's actually easy to find in person. It is well marked (numbered, huge building) and she lived in Block H, across from the Public Library. Some of those 1980 candid photos have "The Little Boltons" street sign in the background - a good clue as to where the building is, and is also where she sometimes parked her car. It has always been a thrill for me to see the building. What I find sad is there is no indication (plaque, etc.) that she lived there.

I thought her apt. was not on street level but one or two above it. Anyone else think so?
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:51 PM
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Actually, Grace, Diana wasn't born a Lady. She became one on the death of her grandfather, when her father became 8th Earl Spencer. :-)
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:11 PM
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Actually, Grace, Diana wasn't born a Lady. She became one on the death of her grandfather, when her father became 8th Earl Spencer. :-)
Yes she was known as The Honourable Diana Spencer I think before her father inherited the late Earl's title.
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:57 PM
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Thank you! Interesting question. I'd read she would pack up her car in front of the paparazzi than escape through a window to another waiting car. If it wasn't on ground level, I wonder how she got down but I've also read it was an "upper flat," which translated to me it had to be on a higher floor.

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It's actually easy to find in person. It is well marked (numbered, huge building) and she lived in Block H, across from the Public Library. Some of those 1980 candid photos have "The Little Boltons" street sign in the background - a good clue as to where the building is, and is also where she sometimes parked her car. It has always been a thrill for me to see the building. What I find sad is there is no indication (plaque, etc.) that she lived there.

I thought her apt. was not on street level but one or two above it. Anyone else think so?
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Today at www.foxtons.co.uk is at least one listing for an apt. at Coleherne Court. (I would type the full address but it is too long.)

Once into website, choose "A-Z Search", click on 'Earl's Court', at page 5 is a listing for an Old Brompton Road flat, Earls Court, SW5 for 630,000. Go to "Read more" and you will see more photos including one of the exterior.

Diana had a three bedroom apt. This particular one is also three bedroom, and it shows the floor plan, so it is interesting for us die-hard Diana fans to see.
It's on page 4 on the website you provided.
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Old 01-08-2006, 05:59 PM
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I haven't checked any of the realty listings lately but listings for Coleherne flats seems pretty common. I'm also interested in seeing inside Eaton Sq. flats since her mother had one there.

If Diana's flat was on the ground floor the photographers would have had a field day!
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:42 PM
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That site is really interesting! Thank you! I went through it and found the listing. Appreciate the help as it was really fascinating to me.:)
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Is Colherne Court in a very expensive area of London?
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THis is coming from my view as an American tourist.... the Earls Court area where the apt. is, I believe is a very, very nice area but not as elite as Belgravia or Mayfair and others. I didn't feel intimidated walking around there or taking pictures, while I felt that way around streets like Walton St. or Wilton Crescent. I think the neighborhood is very Diana - it is just right, elegant and down-to-earth. Of course I could be wrong - I look forward to hearing what other people have to say about the neighborhood.
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Is Colherne Court in a very expensive area of London?
Coleherne court is in the Earl's Court area of London which is part of the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This is the most expensive borough in the United Kingdom although Earls Court is not one of the more most fashionable areas. However, Coleherne Court is a very smart apartment block, I believe flats there cost arount 750,OOO pounds today. An Eighteen year old would be very privaliged to have such a home.
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I just Google searched Colherne Court and there are some interesting facts to read about the area and the fact Princess Diana'a father gave her the apartment she lived in as an 18th birthday gift. It looks like a beautiful place to live.
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I just Google searched Colherne Court and there are some interesting facts to read about the area and the fact Princess Diana'a father gave her the apartment she lived in as an 18th birthday gift. It looks like a beautiful place to live.
I'm not sure where you read that, but it's inaccurate - Diana bought her Coleherne Court flat with money that she inherited from her American great-grandmother, held in trust until she turned 18. Her father played no part in it.
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Google search Coleherne Court, read Coleherne Court in 2006, 21st Century.
According to you they got it wrong, I just passed on what I read.
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:48 PM
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from "Frances" (Frances Shand Kydd) by Max Riddington and Gavan Naden. Mrs. Shand Kydd did give interviews to the authors:

"Diana was desperate to have her own place...She did everything she could to persuade her mother that she was both grown up and responsible. Impressed by her capacity for hard work and her fortitude...Frances began enquiring at London estate agents for a suitable flat for her youngest daughter."
"On July 1, 1979, Frances presented her daughter with the keys to 60 Coleherne Court, a 50,000pounds / $75,000 flat in a traditional mansion block in Earls Court."
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from "Frances" (Frances Shand Kydd) by Max Riddington and Gavan Naden. Mrs. Shand Kydd did give interviews to the authors:

"Diana was desperate to have her own place...She did everything she could to persuade her mother that she was both grown up and responsible. Impressed by her capacity for hard work and her fortitude...Frances began enquiring at London estate agents for a suitable flat for her youngest daughter."
"On July 1, 1979, Frances presented her daughter with the keys to 60 Coleherne Court, a 50,000pounds / $75,000 flat in a traditional mansion block in Earls Court."
Well, this further proves that we can't believe everything we read, thanks for the update Lady Jean. :)
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Well, this further proves that we can't believe everything we read, thanks for the update Lady Jean. :)
Apparently not. I stand corrected-thanks, Lady Jean, and crisscross1. :) I had read in several books that Diana used her inheritance to buy that apartment. The authors didn't do their research as well as they should have. :(
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Lightbulb Pictures of Diana's flat

If you go to Corbis and run a search with "Spencer wedding" you will find several pictures of Diana's flat, even of the interiors.
Be patient as they will show up after a few pages solid with other pictures of her wedding.
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How about that the flat (which I am assuming is in a great part of London) was worth 75K! I wonder what it would sell for now.
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How about that the flat (which I am assuming is in a great part of London) was worth 75K! I wonder what it would sell for now.
If I remember right, Diana had inherited 600,000 GBP from Fanny Works, her great-grandmother, and with that she bought her flat for something like 70-75,000 GPB. But that property is worth much more than that now. As alexrich39 said, it is more like 750,000 today.
I think it's cool that Sophie Wessex had a flat in the same block or same building in thte 90s and now Kate middleton is living in Coleherne Court.
I didn't realize until seeing these pics (and that site!!) how big the Coleherne Court complex is. I always it was smaller, more exclusive. Of course it is as pricey as I imagined, but there is also something very normal about it.
Like Lady Jean and others said, Earl's Court is in the Chelsea/west London area which is very nice, but also very young, very hip and cool. In that respect, it's very different from Mayfair and Belgravia.
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