Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer, shared a special bond with his sister.
Princess Diana left a lasting impression in the hearts of many around the world. As the date of what would have been her 60th birthday approaches, the world is thinking of the elegant, humble and graceful princess.
According to People, her brother, Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer told the media that he finds tranquility at Diana's place of rest located at the family estate, Althorp. He referred to her gravesite as his "oasis of calm."
Princess Diana's Brother Charles Spencer Reveals Where He Finds an 'Oasis of Calm' Ahead of Her 60th Birthday https://t.co/8JZTlGmuzO— People (@people) June 15, 2021
Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Diana's younger brother stated that he and his family visited her place of rest throughout the year. "Every landmark day, such as birthday, Mother's Day, I always take flowers. I do go a lot, and it's an oasis of calm, and it's a lovely place to go," said her brother.
He further went on to say that he missed his sister and claimed that her birthday would be an emotional occasion for him.
"I remember my father always used to talk about the day Diana was born, 1st July 1961, and it was a sweltering hot day and this wonderful daughter appeared. It's so funny to be of an age now where your slightly older sister's 60. It will be an emotional day, but it will be a tribute to a much-missed and much-loved sister, mother, etc." he said.
Growing up, Diana and her brother had a very special bond. Having lived in a broken household, Diana and her brother shielded each other and had a very close relationship. “Diana and I had two older sisters who were away at school, so she and I were very much in it together, and I did talk to her about it,” said the Earl Spencer to Sunday Times. He added, "Our father was a quiet and constant source of love, but our mother wasn’t cut out for maternity. Not her fault, she couldn’t do it.”
The siblings loved each other and engaged in a lot of mischief as children. According to Cheat Sheet, the late Princess revealed that she and her younger brother threw their nannies' clothes out of the window as they saw them as a threat to their mother.
After Diana's death, the Earl Spencer played a major role in keeping her memories alive. Once, he posted a childhood picture of the two on Twitter and reminded the world of the bond they shared. He also played an active role in the legal battle against the BBC, claiming that Diana was coerced and manipulated by Martin Bashir into giving the 1995 interview.
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Recently, a probe into the accusations proved Martin Bashir's usage of false documents to convince the Earl Spencer into introducing him to the Princess.
"I hope she'd be pleased the truth is out to the context. She was taken into a very dark place, her paranoia was fed," said the brother, after the findings of the investigation were revealed, according to People.
In response, the network issued an apology. Prince William and Harry heavily criticized the journalist and the network. "Our mother lost her life because of this, and nothing has changed. By protecting her legacy, we protect everyone, and uphold the dignity with which she lived her life. Let's remember who she was and what she stood for," said Harry.
This year, Prince Harry and Prince William will unveil the princess's statue to mark her 60th birthday.
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