Princess Diana's brother reveals childhood trauma: 'She and I were in it together'

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Princess Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, is opening up about the difficult period both he and his sister went through after their parents' split.

In a new interview with The Sunday Times, Diana's brother, 56, spoke about the pain he and his sister endured when their father, John Spencer and Frances Shand Kydd's 1969 divorce: "Diana and I had two older sisters who were away at school, so she and I were very much in it together and I did talk to her about it."

He added: "Our father was a quiet and constant source of love, but our mother wasn't cut out for maternity. Not her fault, she couldn't do it."

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