Althorp, childhood home and final resting place of Princess Diana, is currently the home of Diana’s brother, Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer.
Nineteen generations of Spencers have presided over this grand estate for more than 500 years.
The Spencer dynasty has produced politicians, military heroes, dukes and duchesses and will one day furnish Britain with a king: Diana’s son, Prince William.
This is a documentary about Althorp. Most of us know it as the childhood home of Lady Diana and her brother Charles, what most of us don't know is the 500 year history with 19 generations that lived there.
I was fascinated to find out that the Spencers had a close relationship with the Washington family (George Washtington) and they too have a place nearby. I also loved Charles in this, he explained he was simply the keeper of this estate for future generations. He came across as almost humble and to see the rooms, hear the history and the family stories was fantastic.
I would recommend this highly.. MY only complaint is it appears PBS is doing this as a series (Secrets of Hampton Court WONDERFUL), Secrets of .... (you get the idea) so far I have seen four in this series but I wish they would give it a common name so I can catch it on the DVR when they are on.