The world got a glimpse ofa lesser-known relative of the royal family on Saturday when Nicki Minaj posteda picture of her meeting Prince William and Prince Harry's handsome cousin Louis Spencer. The 21-year-old aristocrat's good looks caught the eyes of many around theworld as the blonde model-looking Brit posed alongside the pop star.
"TheRoyal Family stopped by. @louisspencer Nephew of Princess Diana - he said hewants to marry me #LONDON #ThePinkprintTOUR (sic)", the Starships hit-makerjoked on Instagram. While the marriage proposal was clearly not to be taken seriously, we didlearn that Louis Spencer Viscount Althorp (his full title) is a fan of thesinger as well as his sister Lady Kitty Spencer, who also went backstage and took asnap.
But, whatelse is there to know about this elusive young man? Well, his connection to theroyal family goes like this; he is theeldest son of Charles Spencer,9th Earl Spencer and his father's first wife Victoria Lockwood, and isthe heir to the Spencer earldom. So technically he is an aristocrat, not a royal. Charles is Princess Diana's brother, making Louis first cousins toWilliam and Harry and second cousin to Prince George. (Diana was only a royal during her marriage to Prince Charles, when she was the Princess of Wales. After their divorce she lost the title).
Like hisroyal cousins, Louis was also born at St. Mary's Hospital in London, but spent muchof his life in South Africa with older sister Kitty and twin sisters Eliza and Amelia. While Louis has largely remained outof the press, his father became a household name after his moving and controversial eulogy at Diana's funeral.
The public caught a glimpse of Louis four years ago when he was one of the guests of honor at the wedding of Will and Kate Middleton in 2011 with his three sisters, and is currently enrolled at theprestigious University of Edinburgh.
We're hoping to see a lot more of this royal cousin soon!