Charles Spencer (AKA Princess Diana’s Brother) Looks Just Like Prince Harry on Cover of New Bombshell Memoir

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Princess Diana’s younger brother of nearly three years, Charles Spencer, 59, is releasing a book unlike anything he's ever published before. While the author often writes historical tomes, either about British royals or his own family’s history, this time he's making things quite personal, with a memoir about his boarding school days.

“In this poignant memoir, Charles Spencer, recounts the trauma of being sent away from home at age eight to attend boarding school,” the caption states, in a joint post the 9th Earl Spencer shared with his publisher, Gallery Books.

The rest of the caption explained: “A Very Private School offers a clear-eyed, first-hand account of a culture of cruelty at the school Charles Spencer attended in his youth and provides important insights into an antiquated boarding system. Exploring the long-lasting impact of his experiences, Spencer presents a candid reckoning with his past and a reclamation of his childhood. Coming March 24. Pre-order now at the link in our bio.”

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Based on this teaser, we're getting major flashbacks to season two of The Crown, when King Charles (then Prince Charles) gets sent to boarding school at his father's behest.

But while aspects of that storyline may not have been entirely historically accurate, Spencer is ready to give his firsthand account, in a memoir that is sure to grab headlines.

Meanwhile, we can't get over the picture the 9th Earl Spencer chose for the cover, because he looks so much like his nephew, Prince Harry, in the pic (especially when Prince Harry was a young boy).

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You can pre-order your copy of A Very Private School here.

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