The Earl of Spencer, known as Charles Spencer, 9th Earl of Spencer, has touched his social media followers as he commemorated the anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death.
In an emotional gesture, he shared a childhood photograph that captures a cherished moment between him and his sister.
Photo of Charles Spencer and Princess Diana
The image, shared via his Instagram account, features a young Diana Spencer holding her brother’s shoulder as he smiles brightly at the camera.
Although the photo lacks a caption, the emotions it evokes are deep and clear.
This image captures an indelible bond that was abruptly severed on August 31, 1997, when the princess tragically lost her life in a car accident in Paris.
The count’s followers quickly joined in the tribute, expressing their words of support and affection. Comments such as “So precious!!! She looks very protective of her little brother” and “Beautiful picture of you and your sister Diana 💕 she’ll always be with you,” flooded the post, highlighting the special place Diana still holds in the hearts of many people around the world.
Charles Spencer, now 59, and Diana were the youngest children of John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and Frances Ruth Roche, youngest daughter of the 4th Baron de Fermoy.
Although Diana and her siblings, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Baroness Fellowes, survived their tragic loss, her brother John died in infancy, leaving an indelible mark on the family.
Charles and Diana’s Childhood
Diana’s childhood was marked by her parents’ divorce when she was only seven years old.
Her mother later married Peter Shand Kydd, while her father, John Spencer, married Raine, Countess of Dartmouth.
It was in 1975, after his father’s death, that John Spencer inherited the title of Earl of Spencer and moved his family to the historic family residence of Althorp, located in Northamptonshire.
Spencer family legacy
Althorp, a majestic 5,000-acre estate, has been owned by the Spencer family since 1508 when they acquired this land and prospered in sheep farming.
The Earl of Spencer, through this touching photograph, reminds us of the deep love and connection he shared with his sister, the unforgettable Princess Diana, whose legacy lives on in the memory of many generations.