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Secrets Of Althorp – The Spencers

Airs Monday, August 4, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Behind Althorp's silvery façade we reveal its most surprising secret: it’s actually a Tudor redbrick mansion.

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Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer. Brother of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Childhood home and burial place of the world's most beloved princess, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Explore Althorp

View photos of this unique home.

Althorp, childhood home and final resting place of Princess Diana, is currently the home of Diana’s brother, Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer.

"Secrets Of Althorp – The Spencers" takes viewers to the home of 19 generations of Spencers who have presided over this grand estate for more than 500 years.

The Spencer dynasty has produced politicians, military heroes, dukes and duchesses and will one day furnish Britain with a king: Diana’s son, Prince William.

Noted for their generosity, the Spencers once came to the rescue of a distant cousin fallen on hard times: the great-great-great-grandfather of George Washington.

Althorp House has hosted some of the kingdom’s most distinguished guests, and its rooms have witnessed scenes of great celebration, the first earl’s secret wedding to his sweetheart and most recently, the marriage of the current earl, who takes viewers on a personal tour around the noble manor that’s first of all his family home.

Althorp is on Facebook, and you follow @AlthorpEstate on Twitter.

Secrets of Althorp - The Spencers

Althorp, childhood home and final resting place of Princess Diana, is currently the home of Diana’s brother, Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer. Nineteen generations of Spencers have presided over this grand estate for more than 500 years. The Spencer dynasty has produced politicians, military heroes, dukes and duchesses and will one day furnish Britain with a king: Diana’s son, Prince William.

Secrets of Althorp: The Spencers - Preview

Take a tour of Althorp with Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer, brother of Princess Diana. 7/7/2013