Princess Diana’s younger brother, Charles Spencer, recently shared a portrait of their late mother on Instagram.

The 9th Earl Spencer, who is a bestselling historian, shared the post in honour of their mother, Frances Shand Kydd’s 85th birthday.

“My mother – on this, her 85th birthday,” Charles captioned the image.

He went on to reveal where his mother was born and when she died.

“She was born in Sandringham, Norfolk, on the very same day that King George V died – in the same parish. She died 3 days after the 50th anniversary of her marriage to my father.”

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Frances passed away at the age of 68 in her home in Scotland.

Image source: Instagram @cspencer1508


Royal fans could not believe the striking resemblance between Diana and her mother as they commented on the image on Instagram.

“Who Princess Diana inherited her fine boned beauty from, you can see the resemblance. Gorgeous lady,” one fan wrote. Another said: “Such a beauty… very resembled to Diana” with another saying “Beautiful, I can see where Diana got her stunning looks from.”

Another fan wrote: “She bears a very strong resemblance to her late daughter (Diana, Princess of Wales). Two stunning women – the resemblance is so strong,” while another said: “Beautiful…just like Diana!” and another commented: “Wow see the family resemblance.”

There were also many warm messages to Charles as he remembered his late mother on her birthday.

“Birthday of parents lost can be difficult days. Take it easy!” and “Your mother was a very beautiful and elegant lady, thinking of you today.”

This portrait can be found in the library at the Althorp House, said Charles.

Beautiful ladies indeed!

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