Princess Diana's parents divorce had as many cheating allegations as her marriage with Charles

Princess Diana's parents divorce had as many cheating allegations as her marriage with Charles ...

Princess Diana's parents, Frances Shand Kydd and John Spencer, may not have been born as a royal.

Princess Diana, who was born on January 12, 1961, was the daughter of John Spencer, the Viscount Althorp, and Frances Ruth Burke Roche, the daughter of the 3rd Baron Fermoy, a noble title in Ireland. John and Frances were married on June 1, 1954, and had five children: Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Baroness Fellowes, The Honourable John Spencer, Diana, Princess of Wales, and Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer.

Diana married Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, on July 29, 1981. They had two children: Prince William in 1982 and Prince Harry in 1984. Diana married Charles in 1996. Diana was murdered when her vehicle was struck in the Pont de lAlma tunnel in Paris, France, following a paparazzi pursuit. She was 36 years old. Her father died five years earlier from a heart attack.

What were Princess Diana's parents? Find out more about Frances Shand Kydd and her father, John Spencer, and their tense divorce that matched Diana's separation from Charles.

Frances Shand Kydd, Princess Diana's mother, who was she?

Frances was born as Frances Ruth Burke Roche on the same day as King George V, Queen Elizabeth II's grandfather, died. Maurice was also a friend of George VI, Elizabeth's father. Ruth Roche was Frances' mother, who served as the lady-in-waiting for the Queen Mother in the Telegraph. I've never been an Irish person, according to Frances' obituary.

Frances married John Spencer, the Viscount Althorp at the time, at Westminster Abbey attended by Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British royal family. They later had five children: Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Jane Fellowes, John Spencer, Diana Spencer, and Charles Spencer.

Frances and John got engaged in 1967 after 13 years of marriage. We just fell apart and there was nothing neither of us could do about it, according to the Telegraphs' obituary. Frances later went on to date Peter Shand Kydd, the heir to a wallpaper fortune in Australia, whom she met at a dinner party the year before her separation from John.

Peter and Frances were married to another woman, Janet Shand Kydd, who designated Frances as the other woman in her divorce from John. In 1969, Frances' own mother testified against her in her attempt to take custody of their children. In 1988, Frances and Peter divorced, according to his obituary.

Frances' relationship with John, Princess Diana's father, was also a source of controversy in her life. In June 1968, her own mother sued her against her, which resulted in the father's revoke of her license. Frances denied that she had an alcohol problem and claimed that her lack of regular meals at the time was the cause of the burglary. In October 2002, Frances' home in Scotland was mauled after she left her house for a trial involving Diana's former butler, Paul

Frances passed away on June 3, 2004, in her home, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and brain cancer. Many of her children and grandchildren attended the burial at the Roman Catholic cathedral in Oban on June 10, 2004. Prince Harry and William gave a reading at the ceremony.

John Spencer, Princess Diana's father, who was she?

John Spencer, the Viscount Althorp, was later the 8th Earl Spencer. He was the son of Albert Spencer, the 7th Earl of Abercorn, and Lady Cynthia Hamilton, the daughter of the 3rd Duke of Abercorn. John, who was also known as Johnnie Althorp, was also a member of the British Army in the 1940s.

John was married to Frances Ruth Roche and had five children: Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Jane Fellowes, John Spencer, Diana Spencer, and Charles Spencer from 1954 to 1969. Raine McCorquodale, the daughter of a former British army captain, married John in 1976. In 1978, John suffered a near-fatal stroke that kept him in the hospital for eight months. In 1992, John died of a heart attack at the age of 68.

Diana's True Story in Her Own Words

Andrew Mortons' biography, Diana: Her True Story In Her Words, is the only authorized biography about Princess Diana. The book, which Diana collaborated on, includes raw and unfiltered statements from the Princess of Wales about her unhappy marriage to Prince Charles, her life in the House of Windsor, and her plans, dreams, and fears for her children, Prince William and Prince Harry, before her death in 1997.

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