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John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer

British peer and the father of Diana, Princess of Wales

Edward John "Johnnie" Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, MVO (24 January 1924 – 29 March 1992), styled Viscount Althorp until June 1975, was a British peer. He was the father of Diana, Princess of Wales. He was the maternal grandfather of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

The Earl Spencer
BornEdward John Spencer
(1924-01-24)24 January 1924
24 Sussex Square, Bayswater, Paddington, London
Died29 March 1992(1992-03-29) (aged 68)
Wellington Hospital, London
TitleEarl Spencer
Tenure9 June 1975 (1975-06-09) – 29 March 1992 (1992-03-29)
Known forFather of Diana, Princess of Wales
PredecessorAlbert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer
SuccessorCharles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer
Spouse(s)
Frances Roche
(m. 1954; div. 1969)

IssueLady Sarah McCorquodale
Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes
John Spencer
Diana, Princess of Wales
Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer
ParentsAlbert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer
Lady Cynthia Hamilton

Spencer died on 29 March 1992 in London of a heart attack at the age of 68.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The 8th Earl Spencer, 68, Dies; Father of the Princess of Wales". The New York Times. 30 March 1992. Retrieved 29 May 2013.

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