Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer

Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer

Born Sep 9, 1929

Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer is a British socialite and local politician. She is the daughter of novelist Barbara Cartland and Alexander McCorquodale. However her mother later alleged that she was fathered by Prince George, Duke of Kent. At aged 23, she became the youngest member of Westminster City Council. As Countess of Dartmouth, she remained in local government for the following 17 years.… Read More

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1929 Birth Born on September 9, 1929.
1936 6 Years Old Raine McCorquodale is the only child of novelist Dame Barbara Cartland and Alexander McCorquodale, an Army officer who was heir to a printing fortune. Her parents divorced in 1936 and her mother promptly married Alexander McCorquodale's cousin, Hugh McCorquodale, by whom she had two sons, Ian and Glen McCorquodale. In 1947, 18-year-old Raine McCorquodale was launched as a debutante into London high society. … Read More


1948 18 Years Old She and Legge married on 21 July 1948. … Read More


1973 43 Years Old In 1973 she began a relationship with John Spencer, Lord Althorp, her colleague on an architectural heritage committee. Lord and Lady Dartmouth were consequently divorced in 1976.
1975 45 Years Old Lord Althorp succeeded his father as the 8th Earl Spencer on 9 June 1975.
1976 46 Years Old Lord Spencer and Lady Dartmouth were married at Caxton Hall, London, on 14 July 1976. … Read More
1978 48 Years Old In 1978, Lord Spencer suffered a brain haemorrhage; his wife nursed him, and his recovery is credited to her care and devotion coupled with the use of an untested drug. … Read More


1981 51 Years Old Lord and Lady Spencer led an opulent lifestyle, entertaining frequently and generously, and travelling greatly. In February 1981, they became globally known following the engagement of Lady Spencer's stepdaughter Diana to Charles, Prince of Wales.


1992 62 Years Old When Lord Spencer died on 29 March 1992, the dowager Countess immediately left Althorp, as she and her stepson had a poor relationship. … Read More
1993 63 Years Old In July 1993 Raine Spencer married a third husband, Count Jean-François Pineton de Chambrun (a descendant of the Marquis de La Fayette, a member of a prominent French family related to the American Roosevelt family), after a 33-day courtship. … Read More
1995 65 Years Old The de Chambruns' marriage was short-lived and the couple were divorced in 1995. … Read More
2007 77 Years Old In December 2007, Lady Spencer was again featured in the news, giving evidence at the London inquest into the death of the Princess of Wales. … Read More
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