Princess Diana’s Brother Is Using Their Childhood Home to Honor the Late Queen Elizabeth

Since Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle last Thursday, many members of the family have been showing their love for the monarch. From Prince William's touching letter on Instagram to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tribute on their Archewell site, the royals have been finding all kinds of ways to honor the memory of the late queen. And the latest to join the hoard is none other than Princess Diana's younger brother, Charles Spencer.

In a new Instagram post, Spencer showed off how he is commemorating the life of Queen Elizabeth. With a picture of his current residence, the 9th Earl Spencer said, “We will keep the flag at @althorphouse flying at half-mast till after Her Majesty’s funeral.”

The picturesque snap showed Althorp at what appears to be an hour close to sunset, with a brilliant blue sky and large cloud looming above the main building.

Royal followers showed their love for the photo in the comments, like one user who said, “Beautiful picture.” And another added, “Showing great respect.” Meanwhile, one user referenced the late Princess Diana, saying, “Princess Di is still in our hearts.”

Spencer often likes to share photos of Althorp to his Instagram, as evidenced by the snap above, which he shared to his account just a couple weeks back.

While the 9th Earl Spencer resides there now, Althorp was also a place that Lady Di once called home. In fact, the late princess lived there from the time of her parents' separation in 1976, all the way until she got engaged to King Charles in 1981. It is also the site of her final resting place.

In addition to lowering the flags at Althorp, Spencer also shared another post that honored the queen, and it featured a member of his own family as well.

Spencer explained the connection in his caption, where he said, “The Queen and Prince Philip in Australia during their immensely popular Commonwealth tour of 1953-4. My father, who was the Queen’s Equerry at the time, sits next to the driver in the front of the Land Rover.”

What classy gestures by Charles.

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