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Princess Diana was born on the Queen's estate – details and photos

The Princess of Wales was born in 1961

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Bridie Wilkins
Bridie WilkinsSenior Health & Fitness Writer
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Princess Diana married Prince Charles in 1981, but long before she met the Prince of Wales, she had a huge royal connection as she was born on the Queen's Sandringham estate.  

SEE: Princess Diana's childhood home Althorp House where she met Prince Charles

Although her main childhood home is believed to be Althorp House, where her brother Charles Spencer still lives, Diana was born on 1 July 1961 at Park House, which is also her mother Frances' birthplace.

The rented property is located in Norfolk on Her Majesty's 20,000-acre estate. Take a look at the photos…

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It was converted into a three-star hotel catering for guests with disabilities after the Queen gifted it to the Leonard Cheshire disability charity in 1983.

princess diana baby© Photo: Rex

Princess Diana at Park House in Sandringham

In 2019, the charity planned a £2.3 million renovation that aimed to increase the number of bedrooms from 16 to 24 and improve accessibility, but due to the pandemic and escalating costs, they are discontinuing the redevelopment and are exiting the lease. Take a tour inside Diana's former home...

The building

princess diana house exterior© Photo: Rex

The exterior of the building features exposed brown brick walls, white sash windows and balconies for a selection of rooms.

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The living room

princess diana house living room© Photo: Rex

One of the reception rooms is decorated with cream walls and wooden floors, and features a large open fireplace.

The entrance hall

princess diana house hall© Photo: Rex

Access to the home is via a white arched door, which opens on to a hallway with high ceilings, white walls and tiled cream floors. An additional wooden fireplace is fitted at one side.

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The bedroom

princess diana house bedroom© Photo: Rex

This bedroom is decorated with lilac floral walls and wooden floors. It also features its own en-suite bathroom, with checkered black and white flooring.

princess diana house stairs© Photo: Rex

An alternative view of the bedroom revealed that it has a set of stairs in one corner, as well as views overlooking the grounds of the home.

Speaking of the planned refurbishment in 2019, Hugh Fenn, executive director of UK services at Leonard Cheshire said: "It will transform what we are currently able to offer guests, increasing capacity at the same time. There will be improvements made throughout the interior and grounds of the building that sensitively take account of its heritage. By making a considerable investment in its long-term future, the charity is aiming to make Park House Hotel an unrivalled destination for disabled guests and tourists."  

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