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The future Princess Diana from the distinguished Spencer family – 1961.

The future Princess Diana from the distinguished Spencer family – 1961.

The Spencers gained wealth in the 15th and early 16th centuries, and over time they branched out and won more titles. It is particularly interesting that Princess Diana and Prime Minister Winston Churchill have their origins in the same direct male descendant – Charles Spencer – who lived at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries.

On July 1, 1961, Diana, the former wife of British Prince Charles, was born. Interestingly, Diana was of very respectable descent, as a member of the Spencer family, one of the leading English aristocratic families. The Spencers gained wealth in the 15th and early 16th centuries, and over time they branched out, receiving one hereditary ducal title (Duke of Marlborough) and two Earl of Sunderland and Earl Spencer titles. It is particularly interesting that Princess Diana and Prime Minister Winston Churchill have their origins in the same direct male descendant – Charles Spencer – who lived at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries.

When she was 13, Diana was given the title of lady, because her father then inherited the title of Earl Spencer. Namely, in England all the daughters of counts (earls) have the right to be addressed with the title of lady, which is one of the privileges of that and higher ranks of the English aristocracy (daughters of viscounts and barons, who are lower than counts, do not have such a right).

Diana married Prince Charles shortly after her 20th birthday, and she lived until 1997, when she was tragically killed in a car accident in Paris, along with Dodi Fayed and Henry Paul, who was then driving the vehicle. At the time of her death, Diana was only 36 years old.

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