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Lord Spencer died on 29 March 1992 at The Wellington Hospital, London.
More DetailsHide DetailsHe had been admitted to the hospital with pneumonia a week earlier, but had reportedly been making a good recovery. He was succeeded as Earl by his son, Charles. By the time of his death, Charles and Diana were in Austria along with their two sons, William and Harry. Diana and William had visited Lord Spencer in the hospital one day before departing for Austria.
Frances later married Peter Shand Kydd and Lord Spencer married Raine, Countess of Dartmouth on 14 July 1976, the former wife of the 9th Earl of Dartmouth, and the daughter and only child of the romantic novelist Barbara Cartland and Alexander McCorquodale.
From 1947 to 1950, Lord Spencer served as Aide-de-Camp to then-Governor of South Australia, Willoughby Norrie.
More DetailsHide DetailsLord Spencer held the offices of County Councillor for Northamptonshire (1952), High Sheriff of Northamptonshire (1959) and Justice of the Peace for Norfolk (1970).
Lord Spencer was educated at Eton, the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, and the Royal Agricultural College. A Captain in the Royal Scots Greys, Lord Spencer fought in the Second World War from 1944 to 1945, and was Mentioned in Despatches.
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