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Princess Diana's brother reveals truth behind "disdained" photo

Princess Diana's brother reveals truth behind "disdained" photo

Charles Spencer, the brother of Princess Diana, has gone viral once again for sharing the story behing a rare candid photograph of the pair.

The youngest sibling to the late Princess of Wales took to Twitter to repost a black and white image of he and his big sister walking down the street in what appears to be a very tense moment.

Spencer admitted the pair looked “disdained” look, blaming the hounds of paparazzi who refused to leave her alone.

The original caption on the image read "That time Diana and her brother looked like they were on the cover of a Smiths album. So cool."

However, Spencer who revealed the picture was snapped in 1980, when he was 16 and Diana was 19, while they were on their way to lunch.

"My sister was taking me out from @Eton_College for lunch in @HindsHeadBray," Spencer explained.

"Her Mini Metro was followed by 12 cars & 1 motorbike of tabloid journalists. Enough to make any teenager look as disdainful as Morrissey, frankly."

At the time the picture was taken, Princess Diana was dating Prince Charles.

The pair married in July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral.

They would go on to welcome their two sons, Prince William, and Prince Harry, in 1982 and 1984.

Fans of the family admitted the photo had them “emotional”.

"That must have been unsettling, enough to make you both look as cool as cucumbers, somehow. We love the photo. Thanks for giving some context," one wrote.

Spencer is no stranger to opening up to his fans about life with his big sister.

In 2020, he took to Twitter to share a rare photo of the pair as children.

He admitted their bond was strong growing up due to their fractured family dynamic.

Spencer revealed his parents' separation was difficult after his father left their mother Frances Shand Kydd in 1969.

"Diana and I had two older sisters who were away at school, so she and I were very much in it together and I did talk to her about it," the father-of-seven said to The Sunday Times.

"Our father was a quiet and constant source of love, but our mother wasn't cut out for maternity. Not her fault, she couldn't do it.

"While she was packing her stuff to leave, she promised Diana [then aged five] she'd come back to see her. Diana used to wait on the doorstep for her, but she never came," he recalled.

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