Princess Diana’s brother Earl Charles Spencer shares photo of Spencer family’s ‘black sheep’ on social media
Earl Charles Spencer, uncle of Prince William and Prince Harry, shared a photo of the Spencer family’s ‘black sheep’, saying, “Us kids were never allowed to meet him.”
Princess Diana’s brother shared two family photos from the early 1900s on Instagram.
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She also revealed that in the first photo her great-grandmother Lavinia, great-grandfather Georgie and grandfather (Jack) are playing in the garden with their dog Jock.
Regarding the second photo, Charles said, “While the other photo is of my great uncle Cecil, swinging my great aunt Margaret in the air as he returns from Dartmouth, where he was training to be a naval officer.
“Cecil found a chest full of medals while serving in the Royal Navy as a motor torpedo boat captain in the First World War. He died after falling from a horse while playing polo in Malta in his 20s.”
“Lavinia became Lady Annalee and lived at Holdenby House, across the valley from Althorp. She smoked heavily, dying of cancer at the age of 50.”
Of Georgie he said, “Georgie was very charming in every way, but he was treated as a black sheep – sadly we children were never allowed to meet him.”
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“Margaret was a wonderful character, someone I knew well and admired. In the eighties he wrote a beautiful book called ‘A Spenser Childhood’. Earl Charles Spencer concluded, “It’s lovely to see them all so happy together when they are young.”