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Charles Spencer stuns fans with video following tornado at Althorp House

Princess Diana's brother is custodian of the estate

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Diane Shipley
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Charles Spencer took to Twitter on Sunday to share the sad aftermath of a tornado that had struck his family estate, Althorp House, earlier in the day.

The Earl posted a short video that showed several felled trees amid the Northamptonshire grounds.

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He captioned the behind-the-scenes clip: "We’ve just had a tornado rip through the Park at @AlthorpHouse - dozens of trees badly hit, and an iron lantern torn from the side of one of the lodges. Luckily, no animals hurt."

The dad-of-seven's followers were quick to share their empathy, with one writing: "Scary... hopefully an isolated tornado & no further devastation. Stay safe."

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Another added: "Oh my goodness. Good to hear all are safe & no animals were hurt. It was terribly stormy throughout the night & so horrid this morn. Take care & stay safe."

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A third replied: "How frightening, so sorry to see this. Pleased everyone and animals safe."

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Charles shared the after-effects of the surprise tornado

Just a week ago, Charles had happier news from home to share as he delighted his fans with news that he and his family had adopted a sweet new puppy.

Via Twitter, he posted another short clip showing off the new addition – and the puppy's special skill!

He uploaded a video that showed a small black puppy running through the corridor at Althorp to fetch a slipper, before returning to the living room and depositing his treasure in his dog bed, wagging his tail as he did so.

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The estate has been in the Spencer family for over 500 years

Charles captioned it: "New puppy pretty pleased with itself for retrieving a third slipper for his growing collection."

The 57-year-old's followers were quick to comment on the adorable moment, with his conservation manager at Althorp teasing: "Am I going to see a bare foot boss around the estate?"

"Awww bless him he's so cute," added another follower, while a third responded with a laughing emoji as they wrote: "No slippers are safe in our house."

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