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Charles Spencer is implementing some changes at his ancestral family home, Althorp House.
A new photo shared on the official Twitter account for the Grade 1 listed property revealed that items are being moved around ahead of its opening to the public this summer.
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The image shows a number of large boxes and paintings collected together and packaged up ready to be rehoused. It also gives a glimpse of the grand hallway in which they stand, overlooked by a balcony on either side and surrounded by fine works of art.
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"Moving things round a bit at @AlthorpHouse," the caption read. Fans were quick to comment, with one noting: "Looks like quite the undertaking. I'm sure many interesting pieces somewhere in there." A second wrote, "Lots of hard work but worth it in the end!" A third commented: "Such a beautiful house and home, it took my breath away when I visited."
Changes are underway at Althorp House
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Early on in their relationship, Harry took Meghan away to Botswana on a romantic trip, during which they visited conservation organisation Elephants Without Borders. The royal couple shared a photograph (above) from the 2017 trip on their official Instagram account in April 2019.
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The Duchess of Cambridge A young Kate Middleton also joined them on the trip! Active Kate happily carried her skis as they prepared for a day on the mountain.
Later, in 2016, they would enjoy their own family skiing holiday in the French Alps. The couple took children Prince George and Princess Charlotte (Prince Louis hadn't arrived yet!) on a short private break, and released some official photographs to the public.
Princess Diana Diana and Charles took young Princes William and Harry on holiday to Majorca in 1987, joining the Spanish royal family.
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A young Prince Harry looks as though he is loving every moment of his holiday in the Caribbean with mum Princess Diana in 1993! Going for a dip in the clear waters of Nevis island and catching the waves on a bodyboard - what more could you want?
Family members including the Queen, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and Prince Charles enjoyed a private family holiday around the Western Isles of Scotland in August 2010.
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Queen Letizia The Spanish royal family visit Majorca for a holiday every year, and are often seen happily strolling around and enjoying their break. We love this shot of the couple walking with daughters Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia, looking relaxed in their holiday gear!
Princess Madeleine of Sweden Princess Madeleine likes to share personal shots from her family trips on her social media pages. Back in 2016, she shared some beautiful Facebook photographs from a holiday in the Maldives – the family enjoyed a beach break in their own private villa on the isle of Kunfunadhoo.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Madeleine's older sister Crown Princess Victoria often takes her family to the island of Öland, where they sometimes spend Easter and summer holidays. Some very sweet photos were shared on the royals' official Instagram page with the caption: "Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar photographed during an Easter weekend walk on Öland." MORE: The Queen's clever COVID-friendly travel gadget revealed
Althorp House boasts 90 rooms and 550 acres and was previously owned by Charles's father, Earl John Spencer. Charles grew up there with his three older sisters, including the late Princess Diana prior to her 1981 marriage to Prince Charles.
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Charles previously spoke about his childhood at Althorp and the pain the children went through when their father separated from their mother Frances Shand Kydd in 1969. © Provided by Hello! princess-diana-parents
Diana and Charles's parents separated in 1969
"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," the father-of-seven told The Sunday Times.
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"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. © Provided by Hello! charles-spencer-21st
The late Princess would have turned 60 on 1 July
"While she was packing her stuff to leave, she promised Diana [then aged five] she'd come back to see her. Diana used to wait on the doorstep for her, but she never came," he recalled.
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Following her untimely death in 1997, Princess Diana was laid to rest on a small island in the grounds of Althorp, located in the middle of the ornamental Round Oval Lake.
On 1 July, a new statue of Diana will be unveiled at Kensington Palace to mark what would have been her 60th birthday.
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