Charles Spencer speaks about ‘special’ tribute to Princess Diana

Earl Charles Spencer took to Twitter to reflect on the 'fabulous' memorial concert for the late Princess Diana.

Back in 1998, Earl Spencer hosted the ‘Diana, Princess of Wales Tribute Concert’ at the family home, Althorp House on 27th June. This was a few days before what would have been the Princess’ 37th birthday.

In honour of the 21st anniversary, he shared a photo of his ticket to his Twitter account with a caption that read “Hard to believe that we put this concert on at @AlthorpHouse for Diana’s Memorial Fund all of 21 years ago – a fabulous day and evening, with artists coming from all over the world to perform, completed by a set from @duranduran”

The concert ticket featured an image of Princess Diana in an official shoot, where she was smiling and wearing a beautiful necklace and a tiara.

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The concert thrown in honour of Diana featured a number of iconic British artists. Duran Duran was among them, as highlighted by Earl Spencer in his caption. Other acts performing at his sister’s memorial included Cliff Richard, Chris de Burgh, Lesley Garrett and Jimmy Ruffin, all chosen because she was very fond of their music.

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Diana’s memorial concert also marked the first time that Althorp House opened to the public, but Althorp is opening its doors again this summer for a special exhibition throughout July and August. The exhibition Animals of Althorp will allow visitors to learn more about the famous estate and the family’s love of animals.

In addition, the exhibition will showcase antiques and artefacts including a portrait of the Princess of Wales’ beloved pet cat Marmalade. The stately home has been home to the Spencer family since 1508 and is now home to Earl Charles and his wife Countess Karen Spencer.

The 550-acre property is a Grade I listed building too, so it’ll be protected for a very long time. The Countess has revealed that she loves being part of the estate, saying “The portraits on the walls and the furniture around me are a constant reminder that I am a tiny part of a very big lineage. I hope that I can make a small contribution to the continuation of that legacy.”