• Lady Diana grew up in Althorp House
  • This is what it looked like there

Althorp House, which has been home to the Spencer family for more than 500 years, stands not only as a monument to British history, but also as a silent testimony to the life of the late Princess Diana.

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Karen Spencer, the current landlady and third wife of Diana's brother Charles, has made it her mission to share the stories and beauty of this place with the world. She regularly posts pictures on her Instagram account that highlight the uniqueness and elegance of Althorp House.

The extensive library is a particular gem of the property. With its floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, elaborate stucco decorations and historic oil paintings, it offers a glimpse into a bygone era.

"The library is the most magical room. If you are sitting in it alone, it feels nice and cozy, but equally you can have 30 people for drinks and the space feels right too," Karen Spencer writes about the picture.

In addition to the library, Karen Spencer has also introduced other areas of the estate, such as the green dining room or the drawing room, which looks like something out of a fairy tale.

The opportunity to gain such insights used to be reserved exclusively for the upper classes. Today, however, Althorp House opens its doors to the public.

The estate, which also houses Diana's final resting place, attracts visitors every year who not only want to see the Princess's grave, but also admire the beauty of the house and the surrounding countryside.

The estate comprises 550 hectares of picturesque English countryside, including a small lake with an island on which Princess Diana lies buried. This place of remembrance attracts people from all over the world who wish to pay their respects to the "People's Princess".

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