Princess Diana Remembered: Earl Spencer Names New Baby After His Late Sister
Fifteen years after her death, Princess Diana’s legacy is living on, with her brother naming his new daughter after the tragic royal.
Earl Charles Spencer and his third wife, Canadian philanthropist Karen Spencer, 39, welcomed Lady Charlotte Diana into the world on Monday, July 31.
And according to the Earl, he knew his new daughter needed to carry Diana's name the minute he met her.
“She’s adorable – another feisty little Spencer girl,” the 47-year-old told the Daily Mail of the 8lb 14oz. baby, his seventh child.
“We hadn’t settled on a first name before the birth, but Charlotte is a name we both loved, and it really suits her. We knew that as soon as we saw her.
“And, though it’s been 15 years since Diana died, I still miss her every day, and I very much wanted her commemorated in the naming of our daughter.”
The Princess of Wales died in the early hours of August 31 in 1997, after a car accident in a road tunnel in Paris, France. She was laid to rest in the Spencer family home, Althrop.
Althrop was also where the Earl and Countess Spencer tied the knot in June last year and, touchingly, was also where the newest Spencer came into the world -- the first Spencer baby to be born at the ancestral home since 1793.
Earl Spencer has six children from his previous two marriages, while the Countess Spencer has two other daughters from her marriage to producer Mark Gordon.