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Secrets Of Althorp – The Spencers

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

Tuesday, Aug.10, 2021 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand

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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.

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

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.

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

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