THE Spencer family’s Althorp Estate is home to the final resting place of the late Princess Diana.
But who owns the estate? Here’s everything you need to know.
Where is the Althorp Estate?
The Althorp Estate can be found in the district of Daventry, in Northamptonshire.
Its name comes from the parish of Althorp, which makes up the 13,000 acre estate, six miles by road from the town of Northampton.
Princess Diana‘s family, the Spencers, has owned the Althorp Estate for over 500 years, with Diana calling the estate home before her marriage to Prince Charles.
The estate includes a Grade I listed stately home, along with 50 square kilometres of woodland, cottages and farms in the surrounding area.
Princess Diana’s grave is located on an island in the middle of an ornamental lake on the estate, which was chosen to defend the late princess’ remains from ghouls.
A memorial for visitors can be found across from the lake, where well-wishers can leave flowers as a tribute to the much-loved princess.
Who owns the Althorp Estate?
The Althorp Estate is owned by the Spencer family, as it has been since 1508.
Currently, it is held by Princess Diana’s brother, Earl Charles Spencer, who made headlines after his moving eulogy at Princess Diana’s 1997 funeral.
Who lives at the Althorp Estate?
It is understood that Earl Charles Spencer lives in the Althorp House – also known as the main house – with his family.
He inherited the entire estate in 1992.
He regularly shares snaps of the picturesque grounds to his Instagram page.
Princess Diana’s brother has now racked up over 24,800 followers on his social media page.
What did Princess Diana’s brother say at her funeral?
Earl Spencer’s touching eulogy praised Diana’s generous personality at the same time as subtly attacking the Royal Family.
In his speech, the earl said: “Diana was the very essence of compassion, of duty, of style, of beauty.
“All over the world she was a symbol of selfless humanity. All over the world, a standard bearer for the rights of the truly downtrodden, a very British girl who transcended nationality.
“Someone with a natural nobility who was classless and who proved in the last year that she needed no royal title to continue to generate her particular brand of magic.”