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Princess Diana’s Brother Shares 100-Year-Old Portrait of Their Grandfather (and We See Some Strong Family Resemblances)

Another vintage portrait from Charles

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Charles Spencer (AKA Princess Diana’s younger brother) may be an author, but he’s starting to look like an art historian based on his Instagram account. In the past few weeks, the 59-year-old has shared a number of old family portraits to his page, including this latest, which is a 100-year-old painting of his grandfather, Jack Spencer.

In fact, the painting is a little over 100 years old, according to the 9th Earl Spencer’s caption: “My paternal grandfather Jack Spencer - painted in c. 1909, while a pupil at @harrowschoolofficial.”

Spencer’s grandfather, who was born Albert Edward John Spencer (“Jack” was a nickname), would've been around 17 years old in this portrait if the date is exact.

With this image, we simply can't get over the strong genes in the Spencer family. Charles is the spitting image of his grandfather, and his late sister, Diana, strongly resembled their paternal grandpa too.

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This post is merely the latest in the 9th Earl Spencer’s journey through the past.

The White Ship author has been dusting off all kinds of vintage artwork to share with his social media followers, and we've been learning loads of new tidbits about the Spencer family.

For instance, at the end of August, the historian shared a picture of a centuries-old portrait featuring three of his ancestors. In Charles’s caption, we learned that one of the pictured members, Frederick Spencer (his great-great grandfather), was actually connected to the British royal family. Turns out, Frederick served as senior member of Queen Victoria’s royal household (and if you didn't know, Queen Victoria was Queen Elizabeth II’s great-great grandmother).

Keep the artwork (and the historical facts) coming, Charles.

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