Death of Princess Diana's stepmother, Raine Spencer, 87

Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales, has died today aged 87 after a short illness, her family has said.

Countess Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales

Countess Spencer died on Friday morning at her London home, her son William Legge, the Earl of Dartmouth and a Ukip MEP, confirmed.

In a short statement the family said: “Raine, Countess Spencer, died peacefully at her home in London on 21st October, 2016, after a short illness.”

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Countess Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales
Countess Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales