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Charles Spencer reveals moving tribute to Princess Diana at Althorp home

The Princess of Wales passed away on 31 August 1997

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Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
August 30, 2022
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Wednesday marks an emotional day for Charles Spencer as it will be the 25th anniversary of the death of his sister, Princess Diana.

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During the week, the Earl took to his Instagram Stories to reveal some beautiful tributes that fans of the late royal had left in her memory. Underneath a silhouette painting of the Princess of Wales sat a black bench, and people had been visiting in the run-up to the poignant anniversary and had left plenty of flowers, and even small postcards that featured messages.

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Charles did not reveal what the postcards said, and simply captioned the small clip: "Floral tributes left at Althorp today – by visitors from around the world."

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Diana grew up in the family's Althorp House, which resides in Northamptonshire, and is currently Charles' home. The Princess of Wales was even buried at the property, with visitors leaving their tributes outside the temple where she rests.

The residence was in fact the first place that Diana met Prince Charles, when he was invited to the family home by her sister Sarah Spencer.

Charles Spencer grew up at Althorp House with his three older sisters, and inherited the family home when his father John died in 1992. Charles became the 9th Earl Spencer, and set about renovating the family's ancestral seat.

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The Earl revealed the sweet way people were paying tribute

When the public visit the breathtaking home it's an exclusive experience as Charles has taken the decision to ban photography inside the property.

However, fans are permitted to take photos outside of the family home, meaning they can get a beautiful photo of the exterior of the building.

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The house includes a grand bedroom where Princess Diana would practice her tap dancing and two impressive dining rooms, one called the Marlborough Room, and another the Great Room.

However, tributes have to be left ahead of the poignant anniversary, as Althorp House annually closes its doors to visitors on 29 August. Fans often leave further tributes outside the gates of the home on the date of Diana's passing.

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