After Princess Diana: HIS SISTER'S KEEPER

WHETHER HE INTENDED IT OR NOT, EARL SPENCER'S EULOGY MADE HIM AN OVERNIGHT ACTIVIST. IS HE UP TO THE TITLE?

Early in 1971 the future 8th Earl Spencer, two years divorced, found himself casting about for a new nanny to tend to the day-to-day needs of his youngest children, Diana, 9, and Charles, 6. He had sent his two older daughters Jane (today the wife of the Queen's private secretary, Sir Robert Fellowes) and Sarah away to boarding school, but he needed someone to watch over the younger children, who were living with him at Park House, a 10-bedroom manse on the grounds of the Queen's Sandringham estate. His daughter Diana was sufficiently lively and social for her age, so he...

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