, Princess Diana's childhood home and resting place, is currently the home of her brother Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer.
The family estate, Althorp
, lies in the green countryside of Northamptonshire and Earl Spencer acknowledged that visiting as a child, before inheriting the property age 27, encouraged him to study Modern History at Oxford University after Eton.
Abbey Julian will be at this week for festival | The 12th Althorp
Literary Festival runs from Wednesday, June 10-Saturday, June 13.
According to the posh Conde Nast Traveller magazine, the Althorp
estate, where Diana is buried on a tiny island in the Oval Lake, can also be rented for a week and a five-course dinner costs 300 pounds per head extra, the Mirror reported.
Earl Spencer, 49, has set up a nice little earner on his Althorp
estate - where Diana is buried - by charging PS25,000 a night to parties of visitors flushed with cash.
Admission: Free ALTHORP
HOUSE The Stables, Althorp
, Northampton 01604 770107 www.althorp.com The Spencer house is impressive but Althorp
, celebrating its 500th anniversary, is best-known for its 500 acres of parkland, including the Round Oval where Diana, Princess of Wales is buried.
The dress - which was designed by then husband and wife team David and Elizabeth Emanuel - belongs to Princes William and Harry, but is currently in the care of the Althorp
Estate, Northants, managed by Diana's brother Earl Spencer.
Old Masters paintings, carriages and other valuables sold like hot cakes to bring the cash into the Althorp
estate, where Di grew up with her brother Earl Spencer.
The three auctions feature items which once belonged at Althorp
House, the Spencer family's country estate in Northhamptonshire, and in Spencer House, their historic London home.
ON Saturday Aug 16, I went for a day trip to Althorp
The church is the nearest to Diana's family home at Althorp
Flowers were left at the gates of Althorp
- near Northampton - from about 7am.