John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer

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The Earl Spencer
Earl Spencer
Preceded byAlbert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer
Succeeded byCharles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer
Personal details
Born
Edward John Spencer

(1924-01-24)24 January 1924
24 Sussex Square, Bayswater, Paddington, London
Died29 March 1992(1992-03-29) (aged 68)
Wellington Hospital, London
Spouse(s)
Frances Ruth Roche
(m. 1954; div. 1969)

ParentsAlbert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer
Lady Cynthia Hamilton
EducationEton College
Royal Military College, Sandhurst
Royal Agricultural College
Known forFather of Diana, Princess of Wales and maternal grandfather of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

Edward John "Johnnie" Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, MVO (24 January 1924 – 29 March 1992), styled Viscount Althorp until June 1975, was a British peer. He was the father of Diana, Princess of Wales. He was the maternal grandfather of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

Spencer died on 29 March 1992 in London of a heart attack at the age of 68.[1]

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  1. "The 8th Earl Spencer, 68, Dies; Father of the Princess of Wales". The New York Times. 30 March 1992. Retrieved 29 May 2013.

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