Princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer shares a snap of Christmas tree at Althorp House


Princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer shares a snap of his towering 24ft tall Christmas tree in the salon of Althorp House

  • Charles Spencer, 55, shared a snap of the Christmas tree at Althorp House
  • Althorp, in Northamptonshire, was the family home of Princess Diana 
  • The festively decorated tree has pride of place next to an impressive fireplace 

Earl Spencer has shared a snap of the 24ft tall Christmas tree that’s taken pride of place at Althorp House. 

Charles, 55, the younger brother of Princess Diana, posted the photo on Twitter yesterday alongside a Christmas message to his 11,000 followers.  

He wrote: ‘A very Happy Christmas to all, from ⁦@AlthorpHouse⁩ – where the 24-foot tree dominates the Saloon….’

Deck the halls! Earl Spencer has shared a snap of the 24ft tall Christmas tree that’s taken pride of place at Althorp House, pictured

Feeling festive: Earl Spencer lives on the sprawling 13,000-acre estate with his third wife, Karen, pictured together at Royal Ascot in 2015, and their daughter Lady Charlotte

Feeling festive: Earl Spencer lives on the sprawling 13,000-acre estate with his third wife, Karen, pictured together at Royal Ascot in 2015, and their daughter Lady Charlotte

Earl Spencer inherited the family seat in Northamptonshire on the death of his father in 1992. 

He lives on the sprawling 13,000-acre estate with his third wife, Karen, and their daughter Lady Charlotte. 

Earl Spencer has four children with his first wife, Lady Kitty Spencer, Lady Eliza Spencer, Lady Amelia Spencer, Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and two children with his second wife, Edmund Spencer and Lady Lara Spencer. 

Althorp boasts 500 years worth of art and family relics and is the final resting place of Princess Diana. 

Earl Spencer inherited the family seat in Northamptonshire on the death of his father in 1992, pictured. It boasts 500 years worth of art and family relics and is Diana's final resting place

Earl Spencer inherited the family seat in Northamptonshire on the death of his father in 1992, pictured. It boasts 500 years worth of art and family relics and is Diana’s final resting place

Charles Spencer posted the photo on Twitter yesterday alongside a Christmas message to his 11,000 followers, seen above

Charles Spencer posted the photo on Twitter yesterday alongside a Christmas message to his 11,000 followers, seen above

Earl Spencer has previously said that the 20,000 annual visitors to the estate can be divided into two distinct groups – those who are interested in looking at the house, and others who come to pay their respects to his late sister.

The aristocrat made headlines earlier this year when he revealed he is likely to follow the practice of male primogeniture, a custom in which titles, as well as stately homes, are inherited by the eldest son. 

It means Althorp will likely be passed on to drama student Viscount Louis Spencer, 25, rather than to any of his three older daughters.

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