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Charles Spencer is a British peer, author, journalist, and broadcaster. He is the younger brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, and is the maternal uncle of William, Prince of Wales and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. In 2003, Spencer founded the Althorp Literary Festival. Speakers at the annual event have included the authors Bill Bryson, Helen Fielding, Antonia Fraser, and Boris Johnson. In 2004, he presented two documentaries for the History Channel on Blenheim: Battle for Europe. In November 2005, he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire the Spencer family have had a long association with the county, the home of the family seat. Spencer is also a patron of the Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.

Birth Name

Charles Edward Maurice Spencer

Nickname

Charles

Profession

Peer, Author, Journalist, and Broadcaster

Nationality

British

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Charles Spencer was born on the 20th of May 1964, in London, England.

Age

He’s currently 59 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

White

He has English ancestry.

Religion

Christianity

Education

Spencer was educated at Eton College and read Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Family Details

  • Father – Edward John Spencer (Viscount)
  • Mother – Frances Ruth Roche (Viscountess Althorp)
  • Siblings – Elizabeth Sarah Lavinia Spencer (Older Sister), Cynthia Jane Spencer (Older Sister),  Diana Frances Spencer (Older Sister)

Marital Status

Married

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Girlfriend / Spouse

Charles Spencer has dated –

  • Victoria Lockwood – On 3 December 1997, Spener got married to Victoria Lockwoo and later, got separated. Along with Victoria Lockwood, he has four children, daughters Lady Kitty Eleanor Spencer, Lay Eliza Victoria Spencer, Lay Katya Amelia Spener, and a son, Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp.
  • Caroline Freud – On 15 December 2001, Charles got married to Caroline Freud. Later, they ended their union in 2007 through an official divorce. They are blessed with two children together. Caroline firstly gave birth to, The Honorable Edmund Spencer and Lady Lara Spencer.

  • Karen Gordon – On 18 June 2011, Spencer is in a happily married relationship with his third wife, Karen Gordon. Karen Gordon is a Canadian Philanthropist, chief executive, and founder of Whole Child International, a kind of charity located in Los Angeles. The couple got to know each for the first time on a Blind date. They have one child together named, Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 191 cm
  • In meters – 1.91 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 75 kg
  • In Pounds – 165 lbs

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Black

Hair Color

Blonde

Shoe Size

He wears a size 12.5 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Charles became known as a famous English peer, journalist, author, and broadcaster. Diana, the Princess of Wales is his elder sister and he is the maternal uncle of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.

Professional Career

From 1986 to 1995, Spencer served on NBC News as an on-air correspondent. From 1991 to 1993, he also reported for Granada Television. He also worked as a reporter for Granada Television from 1991 to 1993. From 1994 to 1995, He wrote and presented the 12-part documentary series Great Houses of the World for NBC Super Channel. As a critic, he wrote several review books for ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The Independent on Sunday’.

On 29 March 1992, His father died while his mother, Diana died on 31 August 1997.From the date of his father’s death, 29 March 1992 to 11 November, he became part of the House of Lords by inserting the peerage. In 1998, He wrote a series of books talking about the estate and his family history by creating the account of his ancestral home, Althorp: the Story of an English House published.

In 2003, Charles founded the Althorp Literary Festival. Speakers at the annual event have included the authors Bill Bryson, Helen Fielding, Antonia Fraser, and Boris Johnson. In 2004, he presented two documentaries for the History Channel on Blenheim: Battle for Europe. In November 2005, he was assigned as a Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire while he supports the Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.

Charles Spencer Net worth

Charles Spencer has an estimated net worth of $150 million dollars as of 2023.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Charles Spencer

  • Charles was born in London. Queen Elizabeth II was his godmother. Spencer grew up with three older sisters
  • His parents were titled Viscount and Viscountess Althorp, as his paternal grandfather, Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer, was still alive at the time of his birth.
  • Spencer spent much of his childhood in the house his parents received at their marriage from his maternal grandparents. It is called “Park House” and is near one of the Queen’s houses.
  • Charles and Diana were very close to each other in their childhood. His parents’ troubled marriage ended in divorce when he was three years old.
  • In 1975, Spencer became styled as Viscount Althorp when his father became Earl Spencer.
  • On 31 August 1997, his older sister Diana died after a car crash in Paris and Spencer delivered the eulogy at her funeral service held at Westminster Abbey six days later.
  • On several occasions, Spencer has been accused of refusing to allow his sister Diana to live in a cottage on the Althorp estate, despite her request at the height of her emotional difficulties
  • Spencer began writing a series of books dealing with the estate itself and with his family history, beginning with an account of his ancestral home, Althorp: the Story of an English House, published.
  • In 2023, Charles began presenting the podcast The Rabbit Hole Detectives with Richard Coles and Cat Jarman, in which each of them is given an obscure topic and then they discuss their findings.
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