• Princess Diana's brother unveils childhood trauma
  • Charles Spencer was sexually abused
  • At prestigious British boarding school

In a jaw-dropping preview of his 'TODAY' show interview, Charles Spencer, the 9th Earl Spencer, has sent shockwaves through the upper echelons of British society. The historian and brother to the beloved Princess Diana has bravely opened up about a harrowing experience that plagued his childhood.

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"We were like prisoners," Spencer confessed to interviewer Cynthia McFadden, painting a grim picture of his time at one of England's most elite boarding schools. "We were preyed to very bad people's worst instincts," he continued, shedding light on the vulnerability of children in such institutions.

A therapist's role in unveiling the truth

It wasn't until his forties that Spencer found the courage to voice the unspeakable. "You kept this inside?" McFadden pressed. To which Spencer revealed the pivotal moment with his therapist, "Whisper to me one thing you've never told anyone." And so, the truth came out: "I was sexually abused by a woman as a child."

A family snapshot with a hidden story

Amidst the turmoil, Spencer shared a nostalgic family photo on Instagram, reminiscing about a seemingly happier time with his parents and sisters. "A happy moment at my childhood home - Park House, Sandringham - from long ago," he captioned, offering a stark contrast to his painful revelations.

As the March 14 release of 'A Very Private School' approaches, Spencer reflects on the four-and-a-half-year journey of penning his childhood memoir. With the book soon in readers' hands, the earl's story promises to be a compelling read that will undoubtedly stir the public's heart.

An urgent call to action

Following the earl's brave disclosure, Maidwell Hall has taken steps to investigate and urges others with similar experiences to come forward. In these trying times, it's crucial to remember: if you suspect child abuse, reach out to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline.

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