EARL SPENCER, the brother of the late Princess Diana, has surprised Royal fans on Twitter with a video of a beautifu!l peacock he shares the Althorp estate with.
Custodian of the beautiful Althorp estate, in Northamptonshire, the 9th Earl Spencer lives surrounded by nature and a few stunning creatures. One of them is none other than a real peacock named Tim, who, as seen in the video shared on Twitter by Charles Spencer himself, was actively “soaking up the last of the heatwave.”
Tim received acclaim from hundreds of enthusiast Twitter users who described the bird as “magnificent”, “beautiful”, “stunning” and “gorgeous,” among others.
The peacock lives in this 90-room property built in 1508 on an estate covering over 500 acres.
Fallow deer have roamed Althorp since the 16th century and the estate is home to many native bird species such as barn owls and grey partridge.
Princess Diana herself moved to this stunning domain in 1976 aged 15 and grew up there with her three siblings.
A former Althorp cook, Betty Andrews, told the BBC in 1997 the Princess loved the property.
She said: “Looking back, it was probably the happiest time of her life.”
The people’s princess stayed at Althorp House in Northamptonshire until she married the Prince of Wales in 1981 and was also the location Diana and Charles first met.
The vast estate has also been Princess Diana’s resting place since her sudden death on August 31st, 1997 in Paris, France.
Around 20,000 visitors per year come to visit Althorp according to Earl Spencer.
Many of them just want to feel closer to the late Princess discovering more about her childhood home before paying their respects.
Diana’s brother chose to spend lockdown at the 90-room property in Northamptonshire, with his third wife, Karen and their daughter Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer.
Earl Spencer said last year that he intends to stick to the tradition of male primogeniture when it comes to his title.
According to this tradition, Althorp would be inherited by drama student Viscount Louis Spencer, 25.
The practice, which is customary when it comes to titles and stately residences, means the eldest son inherits them.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK