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Diana's Brother Celebrates the 'Lovely News' of the Prince of Cambridge's Birth

Diana's Brother Charles Spencer Celebrates 'Such Lovely News'

Originally posted 07/23/2013 07:50AM

Princess Diana's brother Charles Spencer has welcomed the birth of his nephew William's son as "such lovely news."

Recalling William's own birth three decades ago, Spencer, 49, said he was at boarding school at Eton when a tutor alerted him.

"The teacher rushed into my bedroom to tell me the good news, a bottle of champagne in his hands," Spencer tells PEOPLE in a statement.

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Princess Diana's Brother to Wed

Princess Diana's Brother to Wed

Originally posted 02/15/2011 12:00PM

Prince William isn't the only one in the family getting married this year.

William's uncle, Charles Spencer, 46, is engaged to Karen Gordon, according to an announcement from Spencer's rep.

"Charles, the ninth Earl Spencer, is delighted to announce his engagement to Karen Gordon, a Canadian philanthropist who is the Founder and CEO of Whole Child International," said the official statement.

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