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Charles Spencer shares incredible photo with poignant link to late sister Princess Diana

The Earl was Diana's younger sibling

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Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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Charles Spencer has taken to Instagram to share a striking - and poignant - new photo with his followers.

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The father-of-seven travelled to London on Tuesday evening to attend a Patti Smith concert at the Royal Albert Hall. And en route, he made a stopover at Kensington Gardens, which hold very special meaning to Princess Diana's family.

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Charles, 57, posted a beautiful photo of the Albert Memorial bathed in evening sunlight, with the warm golden structure standing in stark contrast to the moody dark skies overhead.

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The memorial is located just north of the Royal Albert Hall and was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband Prince Albert, who passed away in 1861.

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Charles shared a striking photo of the Albert Memorial

Kensington Gardens is, of course, also home to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground and the Memorial Walk - a seven-mile circular trail dedicated in her memory.

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It passes five sites that are associated with Diana's life: Kensington Palace, Spencer House, Buckingham Palace, St. James's Palace, and Clarence House.

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Princess Diana with her three siblings and Prince Charles

The playground, meanwhile, stands in sight of Kensington Palace - the Princess’s former residence, now home to her son Prince William, his wife the Duchess of Cambridge and their three children - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Charles was Diana's younger brother and now resides at their former family home, Althorp House. The property – which boasts 90 rooms and 550 acres - was previously owned by Charles's father, Earl John Spencer, and it was where Princess Diana grew up with her three siblings, prior to her 1981 marriage to Prince Charles.

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The Princess was laid to rest on an island in the grounds of Althorp

Following her death in 1997, Diana was laid to rest on a small island in the grounds of Althorp, located in the middle of the ornamental Round Oval Lake. A Doric-style temple with Diana's name inscribed on top is situated across from the lake, as a place where visitors can lay down their floral tributes to the princess.

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