Princess Diana’s brother breaks silence in heartbreaking birthday tribute

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July 1 marked a poignant day for the Royal Family as it would have been Diana, Princess of Wales’ 59th birthday. Charles Spencer, the younger brother of Princess Diana revealed on Twitter that he had received a “touching” gift from one of Diana’s fans to mark the special day.

The gift was a bouquet of flowers and a sweet note to mark the poignant day.

Posting a photo of the handwritten card laying on top of brown paper, which had white flowers peeking through, Charles wrote: “Received at @AlthorpHouse today – amazing, and touching.”

The card read: “Happy Birthday Diana, Princess of Wales. I will always remember you.

“From the lady who lives near Heathrow. From Vanessa.”

Charles’ followers were equally as touched by the thoughtful gift, with one commenting: “That’s so beautiful and touching.

“Diana will always remain as the Queen of Hearts.”

A second wrote: “That is very sweet, she’s remembered kindly by so many. No doubt a poignant day for you. Sending you best wishes.”

“The irreplaceable Diana. She will always be loved. She will always be beautiful. Thank you for sharing. That’s very touching. I hope you’re ok today Charles. Take care,” a third added.

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With the coronavirus crisis bringing turbulent times, many royal fans have been wondering what it would be like to have Diana still at the forefront of the Royal Family.

Another fan tweeted: “Your sister was a one off and will never ever be forgotten. She is greatly missed, especially in these turbulent times and I think of her every day. Happy Birthday Princess Diana.

Lady Diana Spencer was the youngest daughter of John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer and Frances Shand Kydd.

Diana was renowned for her charity work and was patron of over 100 organisations before her divorce, with Prince Charles.

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Diana worked with the homeless, youth, drug addicts, and the elderly.

She notably campaigned against the use of landmines and fought to reduce the stigma around HIV/AIDS.

The Princess was also known for her incredible sense of style and her public charisma.

Princess Diana’s sons, William and Harry, usually mark the day in private, although they have been known to make public appearances.

Last year, Prince William surprised royal fans on what would have been Princess Diana’s 58th birthday.

He stepped out of Kensington Palace to speak with members of the public who turned up to his late mother’s annual vigil.

The father-of-three arrived at the vigil just before 7pm, in time to greet and speak directly to the small crowd of fans who had arrived at 5.30am that morning in honour of the Princess.

John Loughrey, one of the fans in the group, told the Daily Mail: “William told me he knew we’d been coming here for years and thanked us for what we were doing for his mother.

“I’m still shaking now. I feel very emotional.”

The Prince also spoke of a long-planned statue being erected outside the palace in his mother’s memory.

When asked about the plans, Mr Loughrey said that the Duke of Cambridge told him: “Soon, very soon. We just want to make sure it is right.

“It is very important to get it right.”

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