Princess Diana’s Younger Brother Charles Spencer Posts Rare Throwback Photo with Their Mom Frances

It would have been their mom's 88th birthday

Charles Spencer Speaker Series CAT2
David Buchan/Getty Images

By now, we’ve seen Charles Spencer (aka Princess Diana’s younger brother) share many throwback photos of family members and distant ancestors. From posting a photo of his late father with his military buddies to sharing a sketch of a lookalike relative, the 9th Earl Spencer has never been shy about revealing interesting glimpses of his family history.

This past Saturday, Spencer, 59, went on Instagram to dedicate a heartfelt tribute to his mother, Frances Shand Kydd, on what would have been her 88th birthday. On January 20, the British author shared a grainy black-and-white photo on his IG Story. 

The childhood throwback shows a younger Spencer sitting on a park swing with his mom standing right above him. Meanwhile, per the Daily Mail, Spencer and Diana’s older sister, Lady Elizabeth Sarah Lavinia McCorquodale, is beaming next to the pair. He captioned the pic, “Today would have been my mother’s 88th birthday.”

Charles Spencer Throwback Photo Mom CAT
Charles Spencer/Instagram


But the birthday tribute didn’t stop there. Spencer, who currently resides in Althorp, posted another throwback picture on his personal Instagram page. However, this time around, the tribute featured his late older sister, Princess Diana. As shown below, the post featured old newspaper clippings of the former Princess of Wales. One headline reads, “Lord and Lady Althorp’s third daughter christened.”

In the caption, Spencer wrote, “Remembering my mother, with love and gratitude, on what would have been her 88th birthday. #RIP #1936 #mother #88thbirthday #heavenlybirthday.”

Royal admirers quickly flocked to the comments section to highlight the striking resemblance between the late Frances and Diana. One person wrote, “Diana looks so like her.” Another Instagram user gushed over the extremely rare baby pic of Diana, writing, “Aww baby Diana.”

Keep on sharing these throwback family pics, Charles.

Stay up-to-date on every breaking royal family story by subscribing here.

karelle mckay headshot e1678464959710

Assistant Editor, News And Entertainment

Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...