Girl Kitty Spencer’s father Charles was notably absent from her lavish wedding ceremony in Rome on the weekend, after their relationship went downhill following his third marriage, a supply has claimed.
Princess Diana’s niece, 30, wed retail millionaire Michael Lewis, 62, at a seventeenth century Italian citadel on Saturday, in a surprising lace robe by Dolce & Gabbana, for whom she is a model ambassador.
However as an alternative of her father, 57 – 5 years Michael’s junior – Kitty was walked down the aisle by her brother Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, 27, and half brother Samuel Aitken, whose father is businessman Jonathan Aitken.
A supply instructed MailOnline: ‘Kitty and Charles had been very shut when she was rising up, however their relationship has cooled and been extra distant since his marriage to his third spouse Karen in 2011.
‘Charles not too long ago suffered an damage and maybe that would be the cause for him not travelling, however it’s simply simpler for everybody that he’s not there.’
Princess Diana’s brother’s eldest daughter, 30, wed retail millionaire Michael Lewis, 62, at a seventeenth century Italian citadel on Saturday. Her brothers Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp and Samuel Aitken walked her down the aisle
Girl Kitty’s father Earl Charles Spencer, 57 – 5 years Michael’s junior – was notably absent from the marriage (pictured on July 1 with Prince Harry on the unveiling of the brand new Princess Diana statue in London)
On Friday – when the marriage rehearsal passed off – Earl Spencer posted an image of the moon over the household’s ancestral house, Althorp in Northamptonshire, on social media.
He has been battling a painful shoulder damage, which he revealed last month was affecting his freedom of motion. Nonetheless he did attend the revealing of the brand new Princess Diana statue within the Sunken Backyard at Kensington Palace on what would have been his sister’s sixtieth birthday.
The insider instructed MailOnline that his bodily situation is unlikely to be the rationale he was absent from his daughter’s extravagant nuptials.
‘The 4 kids are all near their mom Victoria and take to each other with their step siblings, and their Spencer aunts and have solid their very own relationships with each other with no need Charles to bind them collectively,’ they went on.
On Friday – when the marriage rehearsal passed off – Earl Spencer posted an image of the moon over the household’s ancestral house, Althorp in Northamptonshire
A supply instructed Mail On-line: ‘Kitty and Charles had been very shut when she was rising up, however their relationship has cooled and been extra distant since his marriage to his third spouse Karen in 2011.’ Pictured: Charles and Karen in 2018 at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony
The supply added that Kitty has turn out to be more and more financially unbiased from her father, having constructed a profitable profession modelling and dealing as a model ambassador for luxurious names like Dolce & Gabbana.
Girl Kitty beforehand stated her father was ‘strict’ in regards to the cash he gave his kids whereas rising up, eager to show them ‘the worth of cash’.
Girl Kitty’s mom is British former style mannequin Victoria Aitken (nee Lockwood), 55, who was married to Charles from 1989 till 1997.
The couple, stated to have had a fiery marriage throughout which Charles reportedly cheated with 12 girls whereas his spouse was in rehab, moved to Cape City, South Africa, the place Kitty and her siblings Girl Eliza, Girl Amelia and Louis had been introduced up away from the glare of public consideration.
Princess Diana’s dying occurred whereas their divorce case was in progress; shortly after their break up was finalised, Earl Spencer moved again to the UK.
In December 2001, he married Caroline Freud (née Hutton), the ex-wife of the publicist Matthew Freud. That they had two kids – the Honorable Edmund Spencer and Girl Lara Spencer.
Earl Spencer and his daughter Kitty are pictured leaving his divorce listening to from Caroline Spencer in central London in 2009
However in 2006, when Lara was 4 months outdated, Charles left Caroline for American reporter Coleen Sullivan, who had been despatched by a tv station to interview him. Their relationship lasted simply 18 months.
In February 2010, after turning 18, Kitty instructed The Mail on Sunday her father was ‘hands-on’ whereas rising up and regardless of travelling frequently between the UK and South Africa, he was solely ever a ‘cellphone name away’.
She additionally stated she was ‘proud’ of her father for his stirring speech at Westminster Abbey at his sister’s funeral, throughout which he attacked the media and the royal household.
Talking about her dad and mom’ divorce, Kitty stated they had been on good phrases and ‘can chat about points regarding us 4 kids they usually respect one another’.
‘That’s all you may ask actually,’ she added. ‘They’ve at all times made an effort to be well mannered to one another in entrance of us it doesn’t matter what’s been happening. Now they’ve reached the purpose the place it was all 15 years in the past. I feel time has made issues higher.’
Girl Kitty wore a beautiful lace robe by Dolce & Gabbana, for whom she is a model ambassador
Kitty was by her father’s aspect throughout his divorce from Caroline, assembly him for lunch after he attended court docket in London. She was quoted on the time as saying her stepmother was an ‘terrible girl’ however when quizzed about this, she replied: ‘I don’t know after I stated that. I might by no means say that to anybody, particularly to not somebody who was going to write down about it.’
In June 2011, after lower than a yr of courting and months following his sudden break-up from Girl Bianca Eliot, Charles married Karen Gordon (née Villeneuve), a Canadian philanthropist and founder and chief govt of Entire Youngster Worldwide, a charity based mostly in Los Angeles that works to enhance the lot of orphaned, deserted, or abused kids.
The couple held a personal civil ceremony at Althorp adopted by a blessing, attended by solely shut family and friends. His nephews Princes William and Harry didn’t attend.
They’ve one youngster collectively, Girl Charlotte Diana Spencer, named in honour of her aunt, Diana, Princess of Wales.
At their wedding ceremony Michael and Kitty had been joined by her sisters, twins Eliza and Amelia, in addition to half-sister Girl Lara and Jonah Freud – Kitty’s former stepmother Caroline’s son whom she shares with Matthew.
Additionally current had been Michael’s three grownup kids from a earlier marriage. Girl Kitty is known to have fashioned robust relationships along with her husband’s kids.
After the ceremony, the 2 may very well be seen toasting to their marriage whereas surrounded by their closest family and friends on the balcony of the villa.
Michael opted for a sensible white tuxedo and, later, Prince William and Harry’s youthful cousin turned into a second robe, with quick sleeves, pink floral detailing and a flowing hemline.