Diana, Princess of Wales, Has Several Stars Named

Updated: July 1, 2023     Author: International Star Registry

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Commemorating Princess Diana: A Celestial Legacy

There are few gifts as extraordinary as naming a star, and few people in modern history as beloved as the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

From the time she was introduced to the world as the fiancée of England’s most eligible bachelor, Prince Charles, on February 24, 1981, to the years following her tragic accident and death in August 1997, at least 10 stars were named through International Star Registry in her honor.

The Stellar Journey of Princess Diana

From her introduction to the world as the fiancée of England’s Prince Charles on February 24, 1981, “Lady Di” became an international sensation. The Royal Wedding later that year was a media event that drew the attention of over 750 million viewers. Once married, the princess became a role-model and garnered the love and respect of millions around the world. She was a warm and loving mother to two beautiful sons and dedicated much of her life to improving the lives of others.

Her untimely passing in August 1997 stunned the world. Many people honored her legacy by naming stars. Those stars lovingly named in her honor continue to shine.

A Star Born of Admiration

The very first star christened in her name emerged as a heartfelt gift from a young admirer in the United States just days after her engagement. Named simply “Diana” and sent to Lady Diana Spencer at Buckingham Palace, this star sparkles in the constellation Pegasus, the winged horse.


Stars Marking Milestones

Royal Wedding Tribute: In celebration of the royal wedding on July 29, 1981, Prince Charles’ physician contacted International Star Registry, purchasing a star package to name a pair of stars for the famous couple. Diana’s star, “Her Royal Highness the Princess Wales,” gleams in the constellation Corona Borealis, which means the northern crown. Additional stars were named in honor of the royal wedding by fans in Australia. These stars reside in the southern constellation Corona Australis, the southern crown.  

Champion of Humanity: Diana’s dedication to humanitarian causes made her an icon. She tirelessly worked to raise awareness about landmines, poverty, homelessness, AIDS, and leprosy, supporting over 100 charities.

On January 1, 1990, International Star Registry was asked to name another star, “Diana Princess of Wales Queen of Hearts,” in Diana’s honor. The star is in the constellation Cassiopeia, the queen, symbolizing her compassionate spirit.

Valentine’s Day Tribute: Following her divorce in 1996, a star named “Princess Diana,” offered as a gift by an admirer, was sent to her at Kensington Palace on Valentine’s Day in 1997. It shines overhead from the constellation Centaurus as a worldwide symbol of her enduring presence.

Eternal Tributes to Princess Diana

Following her tragic passing in Paris alongside her companion Dodi Fayed, numerous individuals reached out to the International Star Registry to immortalize the “People’s Princess.” Several stars were named at that time including “Diana Frances Spencer” and “Diana-Princess Of Wales”, both Dated for August 30, 1997.

The stars “Diana Princess Wales & Emad “Dodi” Fayed” in Andromeda and “Diana’s Shining Star” in Eridanus were dedicated on August 31, 1997, preserving the memory of the beloved Princess.

Honoring Diana’s Legacy through Stars

On her 40th birthday in 2001, “Diana, Princess of Wales,” joined the celestial tapestry, shining brightly in the constellation Cygnus. This constellation, with its radiant glow in the northern hemisphere, stands as a testament to her enduring legacy.

How to Buy a Star Gift in Memory

Just as many people have commemorated the legacy of the People’s Princess by naming a star in her honor, you can name a star for someone you admire as well. International Star Registry offers a unique opportunity to mark a special life in the heavens. Each star holds historical significance, reflecting the deep affection and esteem for your loved ones, ensuring their luminous spirit endures in the night sky.

Her Royal Highness, Diana, Princess of Wales may have continued her lifetime of humanitarian work and would have been a loving grandmother today. Although her bright spark on this Earth was extinguished much too soon, her light lives on through her works, her sons, and the stars that will shine over all of us forever.

Some of the stars named for Princess Diana of Wales include:

February 26, 1981
Pegasus RA 22h 15m 0.00s D 25° 0′ 0.00″

Her Royal Highness the Princess Wales
July 29, 1981
Corona Borealis RA 16h 18m 25.00s D 37° 8′ 0.00″

Princess Diana
July 29, 1981
Corona Australis RA 18h 34m 0.00s D-41° 0′ 0.00″

Diana Princess of Wales Queen of Hearts
January 01, 1990
Cassiopeia RA 2h 1m 10.00s D 61° 26′ 0.00″

Princess Diana
February 14, 1997
Centaurus RA 11h 33m 37.00s D-41° 15′ 0.00″

Diana Frances Spencer
August 30, 1997
Cancer RA 9h 8m 45.05s D 24° 50′ 49.53″

Diana-Princess Of Wales
August 30, 1997
Sagitta RA 20h 12m 53.23s D 21° 5′ 57.95″

Diana’s Shining Star
August 31, 1997
Eridanus RA 4h 33m 40.00s D-17° 23′ 0.00″

Diana Princess Wales & Emad “Dodi” Fayed
August 31, 1997
Andromeda RA 1h 44m 56.69s D 39° 51′ 0.08″

Diana, Princess of Wales
July 01, 2001
Cygnus RA 20h 10m 10.15s D 29° 53′ 11.20″

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