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

07/23/2013 at 07:50 AM EDT

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

"Now, 31 years on, my wife and I are with all nine of our children, and we're celebrating this family addition with just as much happiness."



This marks the first statement from a member of the maternal side of William's family.





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