Charles Spencer: Rare insight into childhood with Diana

Charles Spencer
Rare insight into childhood with Diana

Charles Spencer is Princess Diana’s younger brother.

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Princess Diana is said to have been very close to her younger brother Charles. He now shares a rare insight into her childhood.

Charles Spencer (59) gives an insight into his childhood with his sister Diana (1961-1997). The younger brother of the late princess shared on Instagram a rare snapshot from childhood.

The black and white photo shows Spencer sitting on a swing, next to him is a mischievously smiling Diana and in the background the mother of the two, Frances Shand Kydd (1936-2004).

“Love how happy we look”

“My mother, Diana and I, around 1967. I was probably three years old and Diana was five or six,” writes Spencer. “I love how happy we all look.” During this time in his life, his mother gave him the nickname “Buzz”: “Because she saw in me the endless energy of a pretty happy – and busy – bee.”

Diana and Charles Spencer are the two youngest of five children of the 8th Earl Spencer, John Spencer (1924-1992) and his first wife Frances Shand Kydd. The two have two older sisters, Sarah (68) and Jane (67). Another brother named John died a few hours after his birth in 1960.

He gave a moving eulogy for Diana

Charles Spencer, the 9th Earl Spencer since his father’s death in 1992, is said to have had a very close relationship with his sister Diana. At her funeral in Westminster Abbey on September 6, 1997, he gave an emotional eulogy in which he publicly rebuked both the Royal Family and the press for their treatment of his sister. Diana is buried in the Spencer family estate of Althorp, which her brother manages.

Charles Spencer has seven children from three marriages

In addition to his work as head of the Spencer family, Charles Spencer works as a journalist and author. The 59-year-old has seven children from three marriages: Kitty (33), the twins Eliza and Amelia (31), Louis Spencer (29), Edmund (20), Lara (17) and eleven-year-old Charlotte Diana, whom he named after his Sister named.


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