Legal victory for Charles Spencer over lie he 'deprived Diana of a home', contributed to death

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Princess Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, was integral in proving his sister was tricked into giving her explosive BBC interview with Martin Bashir. Now, the 9th Earl Spencer, has won yet another victory against those continuing to publish lies about the royal's life.

In a tweet on Thursday, Charles shared his legal victory over a false claim in The Times that he denied Diana a home following her marital troubles.

The article was published under the headline 'It's too simple to blame everything on Bashir,' People reports, adding The Times also implied Charles' inability to protect his sister contributed to her death.

The newspaper has since published a correction.


The news comes during a celebratory time for the earl as his daughter with Victoria Aitken recently tied the knot in Italy with SA-born billionaire, Michael Lewis.   

READ MORE | Princess Diana's niece Kitty Spencer marries SA billionaire Michael Lewis

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