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Nieces To The Late Princess Diana Recall The Time She "Protected" Them From Paparazzi: "It Could Have Been Terrifying"

Nieces To The Late Princess Diana Recall The Time She "Protected" Them From Paparazzi: "It Could Have Been Terrifying"
January 25, 2021 - 17:30 / Amanda Stanford

Royal twins Lady Amelia and Eliza are recalling their famous aunt fondly, looking back at their connection with the late Princess Diana. The twins will appear on the cover of Tatler magazine, and the two opened up about life as a royal. 

As if we needed another reason to love the late Princess Diana! Royal South African-born twins Lady Amelia and Lady Eliza are looking back fondly of their aunt and opening up about who she was to them.

The two Lady's are appearing on the cover of Tatler magazine, and open up about life as a royal, and fond memories of their famous aunt.

Twins Amelia and Eliza remember their aunt, Princess Diana

Despite being only 5 years old when their beautiful aunt, Princess Diana, passed away in a tragic car accident, twins Lady Amelia and Lady Eliza remember her fondly.

Earl Spencer with wife Countess Spencer (Victoria Lockwood) and daughters. Amelia Spencer, Eliza Spencer and Kitty Spencer.

"We always just knew her as our aunt," Lady Eliza said, appearing in the March issue of the magazine.

"Growing up in South Africa, I really had very little idea of how significant she was in the world until I was much older," she added.

Eliza also added that her aunt was "incredibly warm, maternal and loving," and noted that she always made an effort to be kind to children noting, "She always made an effort to connect with us as children and had a talent for reading children's hearts."

The twins, who belong to Princess Diana's brother, Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, also recalled how their aunt responded to nosy paparazzi during a family beach day.

"Obviously, it could have been quite terrifying for us, being so young and not understanding what was happening," Eliza said. "But she turned it into a game of who could get back to the car first. It was amazing how she protected us in a way that made us feel safe and not frightened. We had no idea what she was doing at the time."

She continued, "As a child, I realized the enormity of the loss for my father and family. It was only later that I came to understand the significance of the loss of her as a figure in the world."

Although the girls grew up in South Africa, the two frequented the Spencer family home in England where Princess Diana grew up. They would spend holidays there during their early schooling years visiting their father.

"Having spent the first three years of our lives at Althorp, exploring and discovering it as children, and being part of a long heritage of Spencers that have lived there, it has always felt like another home," they said.

The two Lady's will appear on the March cover issue of Tatler magazine, and open up more about their life as royals, and upcoming wedding plans!