Charles Spencer " Viscount Althorp " Politics Signed Cards Autograph £15.00
This is an In Person signed white card 5.75" x 4" by the British peer and brother of the late Diana Princess of Wales.
Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, DL (born 20 May 1964), styled Viscount Althorp between 1975 and 1992, is a British peer and brother of Diana, Princess of Wales. He is an author, print journalist and broadcaster. Spencer worked as an on-air correspondent with NBC News from 1986 to 1995, primarily for the network's signature morning program Today, but also for Sunday Today and NBC Nightly News. He wrote and presented the 12-part documentary series, "Great Houses of the World" (1994-1995) for NBC Super Channel. He also worked a reporter for Granada Television from 1991 to 1993. For the print media, Spencer has written several book reviews for The Guardian and The Independent on Sunday. He has also written feature stories for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and for American publications such as Vanity Fair, Verandah and Nest. On the death of his father on 29 March 1992, Spencer, still only 27, succeeded as 9th Earl Spencer, 9th Viscount Althorp, 9th Viscount Spencer of Althorp, 9th Baron Spencer of Althorp and 4th Viscount Althorp. He also inherited Althorp, the family's ancestral seat in Northamptonshire. Since 2009, he has restored Althorp, re-roofing it and restoring its entire exterior for the first time since the 1780s. He has also helped establish Althorp Living History, a handmade, fine furniture line reproducing pieces from the collection at Althorp. The Spencer family's wealth derived from their profitable sheep farming in the Tudor era. On 31 August 1997, Diana died after a car crash in Paris and the Earl delivered the eulogy at her funeral service held at Westminster Abbey six days later. In his eulogy he rebuked both Britain's royal family and the press for their treatment of his sister. Diana was buried on the Earl's ancestral estate, Althorp, where he built a mausoleum and a museum to Diana's memory, displaying her wedding dress and other personal effects. The museum was thrown open to the paying public in 1998 with all profits going to Diana's Memorial Fund, also set up by the Earl.