He would have turned 85 on January 20, the mother of Lady Diana.
“My mother, on this day her 85th birthday. She was born in Sandringham, Norfolk, the same day King George V died. She died 3 days after her 50th wedding anniversary to my father John. This portrait is in the Althorphouse Library “
To show the splendid portrait of a young woman Frances Shand Kydd, with typically English colors (blue eyes, blond hair and fair complexion), he is the son Charles Spencer, younger brother of Princess Diana, who shared it on Instagram.
It is easy to find in these brushstrokes the elegance and delicate beauty that unites her with her daughter, with whom, on the other hand, it seems she had a relationship that was not at all easy, perhaps aggravated by family matters complicated for Lady Diana (albeit very similar to those experienced by herself, divorced in 1969 following an unhappy marriage).
Princess Diana with her children William and Harry and mother Frances Shand Kydd
© Princess Diana Archive
Shand Kydd died after a long illness in 2004, 7 years after the tragedy that killed Diana Frances’s life, but he never stopped responding to the many letters of proximity sent following the disappearance of the princess and above all he actively carried on numerous charitable projects who somehow wanted to deeply pay homage to their daughter’s work.
Charles and Diana Spencer as children
© Twitter @ cspencer1508