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Old 04-24-2004, 04:18 AM
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Lady Sarah McCorquodale (née Spencer) and Family


To me, Sarah Spencer comes of as an interesting person in the book "Diana, her true story". So I tried to find some info and pics of her on the internet but found nothing!
I'm curious about what she does now, what she did, looks like etc. Has anyone got some info and/or pictures to share?

I'd be happy,

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Old 04-24-2004, 07:13 AM
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a young Sarah with Prince Charles}

more pics all pics are from corbis
Prince Edward and Lady Sarah Spencer on Dock
Prince Edward pulls in a dinghy with Lady Sarah Spencer, Princess Diana's sister, on the Isle of Wight.}

Princess Caroline Meeting Lady Sarah Spencer
Princess Caroline of Monaco (left) meets Lady Sarah Spencer (right) at the opening of Regines nightclub. (70s)}

Princess Diana and Her Sister Sarah McCorquodale
Princess Diana walks with her sister Sarah in Nottingham. (1992)}

Princess Diana with Her Sisters at West Heath School
Princess Diana visits her old boarding school, West Heath, with her sisters Lady Jane Fellowes (far left) and Lady Sarah McCorquodale (far right). (1987)}

Sarah McCorquodale at Funeral of Her Father Lord Spencer
Original caption: His daughter Lady Sarah McCorquodale at the funeral. (1992)}

Original caption: Sarah MCCorquodale, Diana's sister, and Patrick Jephson (Diana's secretary). (1989)}


with Prince Charles}

Family of Princess Diana at Her Funeral
Original caption: The family of Princess Diana : Mrs Frances Shand-Kydd (mother), Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale (sisters) and their daughters in Westminster Abbey for her funeral. Behind Mrs Shand Kydd is her granddaughter Laura Fellowes.}

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Old 04-24-2004, 07:24 AM
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an article about the sisters

Lady Sarah Mccorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes
Keeping a sister's legacy alive and her boys in their hearts
Growing up, the Spencer girls were a study in contrasts: Sarah, the oldest, was the wildest of the bunch. Jane was considered quiet and dependable. Then came Diana, shy, pretty and eager to please the outgoing Sarah, whom she idolized from the start. "When Sarah returned home from West Heath School, Diana was a willing servant," Andrew Morton wrote in Diana: Her True Story, "unpacking her suitcases, running her bath, tidying her room."

Ironically, by the end of Diana's marriage, McCorquodale, now 43, had become her unofficial lady-in-waiting. "I think Sarah knew about Diana's affairs," says royals author Judy Wade. "In a way she even encouraged Diana to be wild and to have lovers." Meanwhile, Jane, 41, grew more distant from Di because of her own marriage -- and loyalty -- to Sir Robert Fellowes, who became the Queen's private secretary in 1990. Now, a year after Diana's death, the two sisters find themselves again in contrasting states: one thrust reluctantly into the public domain and the other constricted by her own grief.

Diana may have called her "the only person I know I can trust," but McCorquodale has had less success in winning the confidence of the British public. As president of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, she has borne the brunt of criticism that the fund has been slow to hand out its $132.8 million to charities and has accepted endorsement deals of questionable taste, associating Diana's memory with lottery tickets and margarine. (In March the fund dispensed its first $12.8 million to eight of Diana's favorite causes, and an additional $8 million is currently being distributed.) But a warmer reception may greet McCorquodale across the Atlantic. In the fall the fund will open an office in New York City. A town that saw a 300 percent jump in the number of newborns named Diana last fall is unlikely to balk at Princess of Wales keepsakes.

Yet the strain is beginning to show. "Sarah looks more tired, more drawn," says a royal watcher. "She has aged." Her three-hour commute twice a week from Lincolnshire -- where she lives with her husband, Neil, a farmer, and their three children -- to the fund's London office can't help. As for Fellowes, also the mother of three, her emotional state prevents her from pitching in. Still mourning deeply for Diana, who died before they could resolve the strain between them, Fellowes has kept a low profile.

The sisters are like-minded on one subject: making time for Di's boys. They've attended Harry's Ludgrove soccer games and visited William at Eton. And though the boys' summer schedule has left little time for their aunts (they turned down an invitation to vacation with them and their cousins in Cornwall in August), the sisters are there for their nephews, says the British Press Association's Archer, "at a time when they need friendship and support."
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Old 04-24-2004, 08:55 AM
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Thank you Martine!

Wow, great pics, and so many. And a nice story too.
If anyone else has some more info and or/pics... you're welcome!

I read Sarah attended a conservatoire in Vienna when she was younger. So, like her grandmother Ruth, Lady Fermoy she has to be a good pianist. I'm curious about info about her pianistic skills too...

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Old 04-27-2004, 09:15 AM
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A few months there was a story that one of her children was very ill. Does anyone have an update, or the girl's name?
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Actually, it was more than a few months ago. Emily was 19 at the time, and was dignosed with plasma cytoma, a cancer rare in young people. She underwent treatment, but the family has not given out further information.
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Old 04-28-2004, 09:55 AM
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I found out news this AM its terribles for her mother!

I found out include articles what i found out! - see Princess Diana's stepbrother - see Princess Diana's step-brother - see Princess Diana's step-brother - see Princess Diana's step-brother - see Princess Diana's step-brother

if you cant find that articles they types Princess Diana for step-brother you know what im mean! but i cant believe that Princess Diana not visited her step-father since her parents were divorces but Diana wanted remained of her dad very much.

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Old 04-28-2004, 10:03 AM
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Sara, its a bit hard to find the articles... could you post the full links?
Life is like a box of chocolates... you'll never know what you're gonna get
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:58 AM
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Originally posted by Yennie@Apr 28th, 2004 - 9:03 am
Sara, its a bit hard to find the articles... could you post the full links?
you can click with mouse! its simple!

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Old 04-28-2004, 12:05 PM
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sara, I think what they mean there's so much information at the site, if you'd be so kind as to please put the articles full address up, it would make it so much easier for the other posters. The sites you listed are just the main ones, and they tend to change what's on the front page. Thanks!
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:13 PM
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Princess Diana's stepbrother found dead

Phnom Penh, , Apr. 28 (UPI) -- The step-brother of Britain's late Princess Diana has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in the red-light district of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Police confirmed the body of Adam Shand Kydd, 49, was taken from a hostel late Tuesday, The Times of London reported.

An attending ambulance worker said the body showed signs of drug use.

"When I picked up the body I saw blue bruises on his arms and on his whole body. I assumed he overdosed on drugs," said Yim Mongul.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman in London said they received confirmation of Adam Shand Kydd's death Tuesday.

"We are in contact with the next of kin and providing assistance. We have no information about whether the death is being treated as suspicious," the spokeswoman said.

Shand Kydd is the son of British wallpaper tycoon Peter Shand Kydd, who went on to marry Diana's mother, Frances, in 1969, but they divorced 19 years later when he left her for another woman.
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Old 04-30-2004, 10:40 AM
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This is interesting (and sad). I didn't know Shand Kydd had any children. So Diana had stepsisters and brothers on both sides, because Raine had children, too.
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by Marlene@Apr 27th, 2004 - 9:00 am
Actually, it was more than a few months ago.
Looks like it was announced May 18, 2003, so it was earlier in 2003 than I thought.....
but my point in bringing up the illness was that this is another difficult time for Sarah to be going through.....since 1992 she has had the death of her father, death of her sister, the Burrell trial, a sick child, and now it looks like a serious illness with her mother.
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Old 05-03-2004, 12:37 AM
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I think there were three Shand Kydd children, and their mother had custody of them after the divorce.
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Old 07-02-2006, 07:18 PM
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Wow I didn't know Frances had any more kids. I was just wondering if anybody has any pictures of them?
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Old 07-02-2006, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Lovelydiana
Wow I didn't know Frances had any more kids. I was just wondering if anybody has any pictures of them?
I don't think she did. Her second husband brought in his own from his first marriage, I take it.
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:02 PM
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i dont know if u guys have seen this but here is a new pic of EARL SPENCERs children
FATHER=NIEL MCCORQUODALE ...................................................SIS=CELIA MCCORQUODALE

if u guys have trouble seeing the pics do tell me and i have more to share if u guys are interested to see them


FYI--EMILY just recently graduated from LEEDS UNI with major of International Hospitality(BA DEGREE)
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Old 01-06-2007, 04:04 AM
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Sarah basics

Here are the Sarah's basics:

Lady Elizabeth Sarah Louise Spencer McCorquodale

Born: 19 March 1955 at Barrat Maternity Home, Northampton
Married: May 1980 to Neil McCorquodale ( born 1951 )
Child: Emily Jane McCorquodale
Born July 1983
Child: George McCorqudale
Born 1984
Child: Celia McCorqudale
Born 1989
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:37 PM
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Lady Sarah Spencer (*19 March 1955) and Neil Edmund McCorquodale, married on 17 MAY 1980, Great Brington, Northamptonshire. Neil was born in 1951 and served in the Household Cavalry.

Emily Jane McCorquodale*2 JULY 1983**In 2003, she was diagnosed with a rare cancer, plasmacytoma, near her spine. She underwent successful radiotherapy in Nottingham. She was educated at Queen Margaret’s School and Leeds University. She lives in London.

George Edmund McCorquodale*1984

Celia Rose McCorquodale*1989**She lives in London like her sister, to whom she is like a best friend.

*Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia: Lady Sarah McCorquodale
*Ibid: Neil_McCorquodale
*The Peerage: Neil Edmund McCorquodale
*The Worldroots website
*The Times, 6 May 2004 (for Emily's cancer)
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:12 PM
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Thanks for the info on Sarah's children.

It was great seeing the Spencer grand children at the Diana memorial. Sarah's son, George looks more like Harry's brother than William sometimes.

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