Princess Diana's Brother Charles Reflects on Her Legacy Amid Controversy of Baby Lilibet's Name
Princess Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, sat down with Lorraine to discuss the exciting arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's second child, Lilibet Diana.
The late Princess of Wales's brother, Earl Spencer, opened up about the media frenzy concerning the names that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen for their newborn daughter.
Earl Spencer shared that he had never fallen into the trap of viewing his family members from the media's perspective, something that he learned to do when Princess Diana stepped into the royal family.
SEPARATING THE FACTS
Earl Spencer is no stranger to the damaging effects that the media can have on an individual, and as the press focuses on the birth and naming of the Sussexes' newborn, the Earl is commenting on how he managed when his sister was at the center.
During his interview on the show "Lorraine," Earl Spencer reflected on his sister's legacy and shared that he always sticks to separating facts from fiction when dealing with the portrayal of family members in the press. He said:
"When Diana became Princess of Wales, I just sort of ploughed along on the same path. You separate the media personality from the real person..."
Addressing the media frenzy surrounding the Sussexes, the Princess of Wales's brother also mentioned that he finds the media's determination to report on the royals difficult because he always keeps his family as his first priority.
The Earl is known to come to the defense of Princess Diana and does so whenever her legacy is in the balance.
Prince Harry and Markle's lawyers have been communicating with the BBC following reports that the Queen disapproved of them naming their daughter, Lilibet, in honor of her.
Lilibet is the reigning royal's nickname used by close family and friends, and while the BBC said that she didn't give her approval, others have reported that the couple spoke to the Queen before making their decision about the name.
Before the birth of Lilibet, the BBC was also in the hot seat concerning a previous report on the royal family. Lord Dyson launched an independent inquiry into Martin Bashir's interview with Princess Diana, and his findings were not pleasant.
The conclusion of the inquiry stated that the journalist employed "deceitful behavior" to secure the interview with the royal, which left Earl Spencer demanding an apology from the BBC.
HONORING HER MEMORY
The Earl is known to come to the defense of Princess Diana and does so whenever her legacy is in the balance. He also spoke up when her story formed part of the royal fiction series "The Crown."
Earl Spencer shared that he is protective over his sister's legacy because he sees it as his duty to present her side of the story where he can.
The royal's brother is also protective over the rest of his family. The world got a rare glimpse into the Spencer family when he posted a photo of his mother, Frances Shand Kydd, for Mother's Day.
The snap shows a black and white photo of the mother cradling a week-old Spencer. Kydd was the mother of Princess Diana and four other children and sadly passed away in 2004.