Some might be shocked to know Prince William and Prince Harry didn’t inherit Princess Diana’s childhood home.Meet the 27-year-old actor who will inherit Princess Diana’s childhood home.Some might have believed Prince William or Prince Harry would have inherited the property but instead it will eventually go to Louis Spencer.As our colleagues at MyLondon reports, the 27-year-old will eventually take on the 13,500-acre Althorp estate in Northamptonshire – despite having older sisters. This is because of a Spencer family tradition where the oldest males inherit estates.
Louis will inherit Grade I listed stately home Althorp House and the earldom and he has reportedly already started attending trustees’ meetings.Diana’s brother Earl has four children, and Louis, the youngest, was just a toddler when Diana died in Paris. Now, he’s set to inherit the mansion where Princess Diana is buried. The viscount is an actor and has been described as a very private person.His eldest sister Lady Kitty Spencer, 30, who is a socialite and a model, spoke about the tradition called male primogeniture: “Primogeniture can be a tricky topic, because as times are changing, attitudes are as well.
“We’ve grown up understanding that it’s Louis to inherit, and Louis will do an incredible job.”Louis grew up alongside his sisters in Cape Town and moved to the UK to study at the University of Edinburgh. He’s the youngest child of Earl Spencer and his first wife Victoria who are now divorced.Some pundits are predicting inheriting the estate may help propel Louis to international stardom.
Jonathan Shalit, chairman of the InterTalent agency, said of Louis: “In terms of judging his potential there’s what he looks like and his family name. The Americans will love him, in particular. He’ll get some good roles from his name alone. And he’s good looking.”