The residence where the Princess of Wales lived from 1976 all the way until her engagement to Prince Charles in 1981 is currently owned by her younger brother, Charles Spencer. The 9th Earl Spencer has been in possession of the house since 1992, and he often shares insider photos and historical facts about the residence on his Instagram.
In his latest post, the earl offered exciting news when he revealed that a new documentary will dive into the history of Althorp. He said, “This was fun & fascinating to do—looking for the ancient Anglo-Saxon settlement of “Ollethorp”, which was registered in Domesday Book of 1086 as being in the grounds of @althorphouse, but then disappeared.”
He added, “A privilege to have the expertise of Dr Cat Jarman—and Professor Mark Horton—leading the dig. We found more than we were expecting….It certainly added to my endless fascination with the distant past. This programme airs on Channel 4 on 15 Nov. #archaelogy #lostvillage #thedig #thewhiteship #riverkings #althorp.”