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Princess Diana’s Sister Sarah Spencer Still Plays an Important Role in the Royal Family

As depicted in 'The Crown' season 4, Sarah dated Prince Charles before he married Diana.

11/22/2020 10:54:00 AM

Princess Diana’s Sister Sarah Spencer Still Plays an Important Role in the Royal Family TheCrown

As depicted in 'The Crown' season 4, Sarah dated Prince Charles before he married Diana.

. “But there is no chance of my marrying him. I’m not in love with him. And I wouldn’t marry anyone I didn’t love, whether he were the dustman or the King of England.” Welp.But it’s not all bad news. At some point during her relationship with Charles, Sarah introduced him to her younger sister, Diana. In 1981, when Charles and Diana became engaged, Sarah

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: “I introduced them. I'm Cupid.”At a polo match in Windsor in 1977.Hulton DeutschGetty ImagesWhere is Sarah Spencer now?Sarah married Neil Edmund McCorquodale in 1980, at which point she became Lady Sarah McCorquodale. Her new husband didn’t have a title, so she retained her own while also taking his surname.

As aunt to Prince William and Prince Harry, Lady Sarah has attended a number of significant royal events in recent years, including the wedding of William to Kate Middleton in 2011, and Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in 2019. She was listed onthe official birth announcement

for Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie, which read: “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, and Earl Spencer were informed and delighted with the news of Archie’s birth.”

For many years, Lady Sarah was president of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, an independent charity established shortly after Diana’s death in 1997. The foundation continued Diana’s humanitarian work, and closed in 2012 after raisingfor charities across the U.K. and the world.

Who plays Sarah Spencer inThe CrownInThe Crownseason 4, episode 1, “Gold Stick,” Sarah is played by actress Isobel Eadie. She’s a relative newcomer you likely haven’t seen onscreen before, but after this small-but-juicy breakout role, that may well change.

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