Exclusive Fashion Skies interview with the niece of Lady Diana – Kitty Spencer

Cousin Duke Harry, a model and frequent guest closed secular parties in London in a frank conversation.

ady Kitty, as this beauty is called in the press, is the daughter of Diane’s younger brother Charles Spencer and her own niece. The princess always had a very friendly family, so Harry’s cousin was among the first invited to his long-awaited wedding . On this occasion, the 26-year-old Briton chose the A-silhouette of the emerald shade with a large floral pattern from  Dolce & Gabbana , the brand with which Kitty collaborated as a model on one of the latest shows.

Exclusive ELLE: interview with the niece of Lady Diana - Kitty Spencer (photo 1)

For the first time I saw Lady Kitty Spencer two years ago in London at a very special event. Especially for me, and for the British aristocrats – quite traditional. A summer picnic with a strict seating was broken right into the cricket field – guests of blue blood, dressed in jackets, jackets and light pants, participated in a  charity auction, which was played including a private tour to Downton Abbey, along with the actors of the series and in between watching the fascinating game of cricket. And if at the very beginning the lords, ladies, counts and countess were looking forward to the possible appearance of Prince Harry, then at one point all the attention fell upon another person – Lady Spencer arrived in a picnic dress in a luxurious fuchsia dress, with heels and evening dress. What started here! Champagne poured like a river, music thundered, and the cricket team seemed to play only for themselves: when Diana’s niece is near, nobody cares about all the banners and boulders. “Look at her eyes,” it was heard somewhere in the crowd, “they are exactly like your aunt!”

Kitty Spencer

Jacket, sweater and a skirt of wool, all – Ralph Lauren Collection

PHOTOS MAXIM REPINSTYLE STEFANIE CHEKALINA, JULIA GUDOVA

This increased attention is understandable. At that time, Kitty barely returned to London from South Africa, where she spent all her childhood and adolescence and studied at the university as a psychologist. At one time in South Africa, the girl was taken away by her father, Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer. But after the divorce from Kitty’s mother, Victoria Lockwood’s model, Charles returned to Britain – and Lady Spencer plied between her parents and two continents. She still has this rhythmic South African accent, to which London is now mixed. “I always felt more British and understood that my family is English,” says Spencer. – I like living in London – there’s not a day, a new exhibition or a ballet! But Africa will always be in my heart, it can not be forgotten. I am grateful to my mother, that my childhood was spent in nature – my sisters and my brother were constantly hiking in the forest, rafting along the rivers, sleeping under the stars. ” In the Cape Town school where Kitty studied, no one knew about her noble lineage – and 26-year-old Lady Spencer would like to leave everything the same in London. She does not like to talk about her aunt, Princess Diana (“I was very little when the tragedy happened”), does not disclose the secrets of Buckingham Palace, the royal family and his famous cousins ​​- the princes of William and Harry. But the modeling career least helps to stay in the shadows, – Kitty Spencer intrigued the whole world, becoming the envoy of the Ralph Lauren Collection. no one knew about her noble lineage – and 26-year-old Lady Spencer would like to leave everything the same in London. She does not like to talk about her aunt, Princess Diana (“I was very little when the tragedy happened”), does not disclose the secrets of Buckingham Palace, the royal family and his famous cousins ​​- the princes of William and Harry. But the modeling career least helps to stay in the shadows, – Kitty Spencer intrigued the whole world, becoming the envoy of the Ralph Lauren Collection. no one knew about her noble lineage – and 26-year-old Lady Spencer would like to leave everything the same in London. She does not like to talk about her aunt, Princess Diana (“I was very little when the tragedy happened”), does not disclose the secrets of Buckingham Palace, the royal family and his famous cousins ​​- the princes of William and Harry. But the modeling career least helps to stay in the shadows, – Kitty Spencer intrigued the whole world, becoming the envoy of the Ralph Lauren Collection.

On that picnic in Mayfair, London, Kitty was a man-holiday – she maneuvered between tables with a glass of champagne and paid attention to each of her noble relatives, even if they counted the knee in which they could have been the most advanced genealogist. But, according to Lady Spencer’s own admission, this role is unusual for her. Kitty is a thermophilic plant (“Sitting in a dank London, I can not bear to look at photos of friends from hot Africa”) and home. The script for her perfect evening might sound like this: 18:00 – spend an hour and a half preparing a great dinner; 19:35 – enjoy him for an interesting book; 20:35 – get under the blanket and watch several episodes of “Friends” (“I’m exactly like Joey, I can not live without pizza!”); 22:00 – go to bed. Yes, Princess Diana’s niece, Lady Kitty Eleanor Spencer, the same as we. No wonder all friends compare her with the heroine Reese Witherspoon from the series “Big Little Lies” – she is a cheerful and simple, but not spoiled dummy. She watches the same series as we do, she reads the same books (Lina Dunham’s “Not That” Lina Dunam read it in one day), lays photos of the pups in the instagram (be sure to subscribe to @ kitty.spencer) and adore Internet memes with animals .

Kitty Spencer: dreams of Princess Diana's niece photo 2

Coat and turtleneck of wool, all – Ralph Lauren Collection

PHOTOS MAXIM REPINSTYLE STEFANIE CHEKALINA, JULIA GUDOVA

Most recently, having graduated from Regent’s University in London, specializing in managing luxury brands, Kitty would like to find an application for her education in the future. In the meantime, she likes to be a model: “I appreciate every opportunity that this job gives me – new places where I would never go myself, interesting meetings, beautiful things. It’s like being in a fairy tale for one day. ” In addition to filming, in the schedule, Kitty Spencer allocated quite a significant place of charity. She is the messenger not only of fashion brands, but also the Centrepoint Foundation, which is patronized by her famous cousin Prince William, and before him – Princess Diana herself. Together they help homeless youth in the UK. Another fund, whose activities involve Spencer, – Give Us Time – deals with the problems of the military, who visited hot spots. “Yes, I have a glamorous life,” Kitty said. – I was just at the New York Fashion Week, now I’m going to Milan to show Dolce & Gabbana. And that’s why it’s so important to give something to the world in return. “

Every journalist going to meet with Lady Spencer, warned: no questions about Diana and the royal family. But Kitty really loves to talk about her family – true, about another, less known part of it. She has two younger twin sisters, Louise and Amelia, and Louis’s brother. But the strongest family connection is with Lady Spencer – with her mother, Victoria Lockwood. “Mom is my best friend. We talk a hundred times a day and do not even say goodbye, usually I just say: “Well, Mom, we’ll discuss it soon.” And that’s it. “

Undoubtedly, life in London influenced the model-aristocrat-if a couple of years ago the fuchsia-colored dress at the height of the day seemed appropriate to her, today Kitty Spencer would rather wear black jeans, sneakers and a white shirt. She increasingly appears in tabloids (and not in scandalous categories), participates in shows and spends all free time for charity. So this lady has every chance to get out of the shadow of her royal relatives and Princess Diana. But look at those eyes – they can not be forgotten!