Friday, July 17, 1981: Lady Diana Spencer returned to the Young England Kindergarten in Pimlico for the end of the term party and surprised the children with a visit. She wore a bright summery floral dress with blue cardigan as the children crowded round her wearing Union Jack paper hats.
They gave her an engraved glass goblet and a picture they had painted themselves. She spent more than an hour with them and also watched a Punch and Judy show. Headmaster Victoria Wilson said later that it was “just like old times.” Prince Charles was on a visit to Shropshire that day and while he was in Shrewsbury at the train station remarked that it was like Christmas with all the wedding gifts he had been receiving during the trip.