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  • 1992
    Age 68
    Lord Spencer died on 29 March 1992 at The Wellington Hospital, London.
    More Details Hide Details He 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.
  • 1976
    Age 52
    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.
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  • 1969
    Age 45
    Lord Spencer and Frances were separated in April 1969.
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  • 1954
    Age 30
    On 1 June 1954 Lord Spencer and the Hon.
    More Details Hide Details Frances Ruth Roche, the younger daughter of the 4th Baron Fermoy, were married in Westminster Abbey by Percy Herbert, Bishop of Norwich. They had five children:
    He served as Equerry to King George VI (1950–52) and to Queen Elizabeth II (1952–54), and was invested as a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) in 1954.
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  • 1947
    Age 23
    From 1947 to 1950, Lord Spencer served as Aide-de-Camp to then-Governor of South Australia, Willoughby Norrie.
    More Details Hide Details Lord Spencer held the offices of County Councillor for Northamptonshire (1952), High Sheriff of Northamptonshire (1959) and Justice of the Peace for Norfolk (1970).
  • 1944
    Age 20
    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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  • 1924
    Age 0
    Born on January 24, 1924.
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