New baby daughter born at Althorp House

EARL Spencer’s new baby daughter is the first to be born at Althorp since 1793.

Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer was born last week at the family’s ancestral home near Daventry weighing 8lb 4oz.

The baby’s mother is the Earl’s third wife, Karen, a Canadian philanthropist and former model who he married last year.

Earl Spencer decided to name his new daughter in memory of his sister, Diana Princess of Wales.

The Earl described his new daughter as “another feisty little Spencer girl.”

He said: “We hadn’t settled on a first name before the birth, but Charlotte is a name we both loved, and it really suits her.

“We knew that as soon as we saw her. And though it’s been 15 years since Diana died, I still miss her every day and I wanted her commemorated in the naming of our daughter.”

Both the baby and her mother were said to be doing well.

The Earl has six children from his previous marriages, and Lady Spencer has two from her previous marriage.