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Princess Diana's Brother Charles Spencer Writing Book About Their Childhood

Charles Spencer and Princess Diana as young children.
April 23, 2021 - 14:50 / Anna Valenzuela Rosas

Karen Spencer, the wife of Princess Diana's brother has just spilled the beans about his secret project. Charles Spencer has written a memoir about his childhood!

Princess Diana and her brother Charles Spencer famously had a difficult childhood and a strained relationship with their mother so they took care of each other. His wife has just admitted that Charles has written a book about their childhood! 

Charles Spencer's Memoir

Princess Diana's close brother Charles Spencer has worked hard to keep his beloved sister's legacy and memory alive. 

He and Diana had a bit of a difficult childhood and now he has written a novel about it. His wife Karen Spencer has just revealed to The Daily Mail, "I've just finished reading the book my husband is writing about his childhood."

Charles and Diana Spencer and their three sisters were raised at Althorp House in Northamptonshire. Diana has been open about her strained relationship with her mother Frances that Charles expanded on after Diana's tragic passing. 

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Charles told The Sunday Times about their "unhappy childhood" and how "our mother wasn't cut out for maternity. Not her fault, she couldn't do it. She was in love with someone else, infatuated really."

Frances and their father John went through a vicious custody battle where Frances's own mother testified against her. Frances lost the battled and stepped back from their lives. Charles explained that "While she was packing her stuff to leave, she promised Diana she'd come back to see her. Diana used to wait on the doorstep for her, but she never came."

Many have been curious about what it has been like for the Spencer's and now we may be getting a first-hand experience. Karen Spencer has described her husband's book as "very moving."

Princess Diana and her mother Frances Spencer in 1989.

Charles has been openly critical of the Netflix series The Crown and the depiction of his family. He has been intertwined with the Royal family for years and is even the Godson of Queen Elizabeth II herself. 

On Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh, he has said of the show, "The worry for me is that people will see a program like that and they forget that it is fiction." Charles explained, "Americans tell me they have watched The Crown as if they have taken a history lesson. Well, they haven't." Diana's protective older brother also said, "I feel it is my duty to stand up for her when I can."

No publishing date has been released yet.