Princess Diana’s Grandmother Looks Exactly Like Her in Rare Photo

Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, just shared a rare photo of his grandmother, Cynthia, who is nearly identical to the late princess.

Earlier this week, the 56-year-old posted a never-before-seen portrait on his official Instagram account (@charles.earl.spencer).

The pic is a charcoal drawing of Cynthia, who bears a striking resemblance to Princess Diana. Everything from her light eyes and her plump lips to her bouncy hair reminds us of the late princess.

Spencer captioned the post, “My grandmother, Cynthia—captured in charcoal by Sargent, in 1919, the year in which she married my grandfather. A very well-liked and respected figure locally, her presence is still felt: the local hospice is named ‘Cynthia Spencer Hospice’ in her memory. She died in 1972.”

It didn’t take long for followers to flood the post with comments about the likeness between Princess Diana and her grandmother. “At first glance I thought it’s lady D,” one person wrote. Another added, “Nice portrait. Princess Diana is very similar to your grandmother.”

Someone even referenced their similar personalities, writing, “Diana looks a lot like her. I read that she did a lot of charity and was dubbed the angel in hospitals in her town. And I read that Diana was inspired by her since she was a kid.”

It appears philanthropic genes run in the family.

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