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Charles Spencer, Lady Diana’s brother, divorces for the third time: he ended up with Karen Gordon

Third divorce on the horizon for Charles Spencer, younger brother of the princess Diana. The 9th Earl Spencer personally announced his separation from his wife Karen Gordon, to the Mail on Sunday: “It’s immensely sad,” his words about it, “I just want to dedicate myself to my children and grandchildren, and I wish Karen all the serenity possible for the future.”

Charle4s Spencer and Karen Gordon.

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The couple, who have an 11-year-old daughter, Charlotte Diana, reportedly drifted apart after his book was published TO Very Private School, memoir full of details about his past, with a focus on harassment suffered as a boy, when he studied in college. The accounts would not have held up media pressure that resulted, at least this is the official version.

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The news of the divorce came a few days after the announcement of the death of Karen’s father, who had long suffered from Alzheimer’s: «I was happy to be there to support my mother and my brother who did most of the heavy work in the face her care here on Vancouver Island”, she wrote on social media less than a week ago, but according to the latest updates on her Instagram account she would have returned to Althorp House. In the official residence of the Spencer family – underlines the Daily Mail – it seems that everyone had already been warned for weeks about the couple’s impending divorce, which it would lead to Lives separated since April.

The former couple at Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

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Charles Spencer and Karen Gordon, 51, Canadian, were married on June 25, 2011, in Althorp, after a four-month engagement. The meeting, just a year earlier. For her it was the second marriage after her marriage to the film producer Mark Gordon (among his works, Saving Private Ryan, Speed, Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds). Together they had two daughters, Emma, born in 1998, e Kate, in 2001.

Before Karen, Charles Spencer had loved Victoria Lockwood, married in 1989. With her he had four children: Lady Kitty, the Twins Lady Eliza and Amelia, and Louis, who will inherit the title of count. After the divorce, in 1997, he returned to live in England and left South Africa where he had moved with his family to escape the attention of the media. These were the years of Lady Diana’s greatest popularity and everything concerning her family sparked morbid attention, so much so that the Spencers preferred to raise their four children in a more private context. The union, however, was not a happy one also due to his betrayals, which led the countess to suffer from eating disorders in the first years of their marriage. Once that union was over, the South African entrepreneur arrived in Victoria’s life Jonathan Aitken, with whom he had his son Samuel, while Charles Spencer remarried with Caroline Freud, with whom he had two other children, Edmund and Lara Carolinewho are now 21 and 18 years old respectively.

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The first adult photo of Lady Lara Spencer, niece of Princess Diana
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A decidedly eventful love life for the count, who becomes single again at the age of 60. Who knows if he will find love again in the future. For the moment, family remains the only priority.

Source: Vanity Fair

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