Princess Diana’s Brother Charles: Was He Current on the King’s Coronation?

Sitting this one out. Princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer was noticeably absent from King Charles III‘s coronation on Saturday, Might 6.

Earlier this 12 months, nevertheless, Prince William and Prince Harry’s 58-year-old uncle hinted that he wasn’t planning to attend the festivities.

“I feel we’ve by no means had an official position in it, simply turned up like everybody else used to, when it was the hereditary friends and the Home of Lords. That’s not the case,” Spencer mentioned on the “Off Air… with Jane and Fi” podcast in February when requested about collaborating within the crowning ceremony. “There may be some outdated coronet knocking round someplace, however I received’t be sporting it quickly, I don’t suppose.”

Host Jane Garvey then requested, “Will you not be going?”

“I wouldn’t have thought so. … I feel it’s solely about 2,000 individuals going,” he responded.

Throughout Saturday’s ceremony at Westminster Abbey, each Charles and his spouse, Queen Camilla, have been blessed and anointed by The Archbishop of Canterbury. The king married Camilla in 2005 — almost a decade after Charles and Diana received divorced — after allegations they’d an affair. (He and Diana separated in 1992, and the late princess died in 1997.)

“Can I ask you, Charles, I think about your emotions on that day is likely to be fairly combined? These of us with reminiscences of your sister Diana, I feel many people … we might be considering of her [on coronation day],” Garvey advised Spencer on the podcast. “And I hope that’s not offensive, however she might be in our minds.”

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The historian agreed. “I feel that’s very complimentary, truly,” he replied. “Clearly, I consider Diana day by day, in a distinct context.”

Spencer, who was in attendance at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in September 2022, added that he doesn’t discover “the entire royal factor” as “attention-grabbing as lots of people.”

“I simply get on with my life,” he defined. “I take care of what I’ve to take care of on the property, and I’ve a profession, write books and such. … Folks clearly assume that I care rather a lot about that facet of issues, however it’s only a facet a part of my life.”

Previous to her passing, Elizabeth launched a press release in help of Camilla inheriting a title after Charles took the throne.

“When, within the fullness of time, my son Charles turns into King, I do know you’ll give him and his spouse Camilla the identical help that you’ve given me,” a February 2022 assertion learn. “And it’s my honest want that, when that point comes, Camilla might be often called Queen Consort as she continues her personal loyal service.”