• Charles Spencer reveals his boarding trauma
  • During his stay in boarding school
  • He kept the secret from loved ones

It's the scandalous exposé that's rocking the royal world to its core! Charles Spencer, the 9th Earl Spencer and brother to the beloved Princess Diana, has bravely stepped forward with a bombshell memoir, 'A Very Private School,' that's got everyone talking—and for all the right reasons.

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A secret kept from Princess Di

Despite their close-knit relationship, Spencer confesses that Diana (who attended a "very gentle" boarding school) was in the dark about the nightmare he lived through at Maidwell Hall from the tender age of eight. "I don’t remember us ever really discussing what we were going through," he spills to 'PEOPLE' magazine.

In a gut-wrenching account, Spencer, now a father of seven, recounts the five years of torment he suffered at the hands of predatory adults in the secluded English countryside. From physical and sexual abuse to the darkest thoughts of self-harm, his story is one of courage and survival against the odds.

A plea for understanding, not pity

But don't you dare think this is just another 'poor little rich boy' tale. Spencer is adamant: "It’s not about the wealth. It’s about vulnerability as children in any social class." His deepest hope? That his raw honesty will offer solace and support to others who've walked a similar path.

If Spencer's harrowing journey has moved you, remember: help is just a call away. Reach out to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child for confidential support, available 24/7 in over 170 languages.

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