Royal fans topple over Charles Spencer’s resemblance to a young Prince Harry

Royal fans have gone wild over Charles Spencer’s resemblance to a young Prince Harry after the earl shared a childhood sketch of himself on Instagram.

The late Princess Diana’s younger brother, 57, took to her Instagram to share a photo of their childhood home Althorp House, revealing a photo of herself as a boy in the large library.

The 9th Earl Spencer is heir to the 90-room property in Northamptonshire, where he lives with his third wife, Karen, and their seven-year-old daughter Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer.

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Looks like uncle!  Royal fans have gone crazy over Charles Spencer's resemblance to a young Prince Harry after the earl shared a childhood sketch of himself on Instagram

Looks like uncle! Royal fans have gone crazy over Charles Spencer’s resemblance to a young Prince Harry after the earl shared a childhood sketch of himself on Instagram

The sketch shows a young red-haired boy with delicate features resembling his nephew, Prince Harry, 37, seen above in 1990, at six years old

The sketch shows a young red-haired boy with delicate features resembling his nephew, Prince Harry, 37, seen above in 1990, at six years old

On Instagram this week, the earl shared a glimpse inside his home and wrote: ‘In a quiet corner of the library on @althorphouse – actually over a childhood pastel of mine – I have just placed leather-bound copies of eight books I have written so far (another is on the way).

‘I do not expect future generations to read them, but hopefully their beautiful backbone will blend gently into this most beautiful space.’

The sketch shows a young red-haired boy with delicate features resembling his nephew Prince Harry, 37.

One supporter noticed the similarity and wrote: ‘I see Princes George and Harry this picture’, while another added: ‘Harry is the spitting picture.’

One supporter noticed the similarity and wrote: 'I see Princes George and Harry this picture', while another added: 'Harry is the spitting picture.'

One supporter noticed the similarity and wrote: ‘I see Princes George and Harry this picture’, while another added: ‘Harry is the spitting picture.’

Another agreed and wrote: ‘What a lovely room. I actually thought it was a young picture of Prince Harry ‘, and one wrote:’ You and Harry are twins! ‘.

‘I see Princes George and Harry in this picture’, said one and another added: The pastel of you also looks like Prince Harry ‘.

Earl’s posts on Instagram and Twitter – where he boasts a total of 21,800 followers – show how he has passed the time with walks early in the morning.

While the house itself offers plenty of space to roam around, the family also has 550 acres of land to explore.

Earl Spencer inherited the family seat in Northamptonshire on the death of his father in 1992.

Earl Spencer inherited the family seat in Northamptonshire on the death of his father in 1992

Earl Spencer inherited the family seat in Northamptonshire on the death of his father in 1992

The late Princess Diana is seen with her sons Prince William, then 10, and Prince Harry, then eight, in 1992 in Wales

The late Princess Diana is seen with her sons Prince William, then 10, and Prince Harry, then eight, in 1992 in Wales

Prince Charles is seen with Prince Harry for a year at Kensington Palace

Prince Charles is seen with Prince Harry for a year at Kensington Palace

Charles, 57, lives on the 90-room Althorp House with his third wife, Karen, and their seven-year-old daughter, Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer.

Charles, 57, lives on the 90-room Althorp House with his third wife, Karen, and their seven-year-old daughter, Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer.

Althorp boasts 500 years of art and family relics and is Princess Diana’s final resting place.

Earl Spencer has previously said that the 20,000 annual visitors to the estate can be divided into two separate groups – those who are interested in looking at the house and others who come to show respect for his deceased sister.

The aristocrat made headlines when he revealed that he is likely to follow the practice of male primogeniture, a custom in which titles, as well as stately homes, are inherited by the eldest son.

That means Althorp is likely to be passed on to drama student Viscount Louis Spencer, 25, rather than to any of his three older daughters.

Earl Spencer also has four children with his first wife, Lady Kitty Spencer, Lady Eliza Spencer, Lady Amelia Spencer, Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp and two children with his second wife, Edmund Spencer and Lady Lara Spencer.

London around the late 1980s.  Charles Althorp (Earl Spencer) at Mirabelles Restaurant Mayfair

London around the late 1980s. Charles Althorp (Earl Spencer) at Mirabelles Restaurant Mayfair

1968: Lady Diana Spencer (1961 - 1997) (Diana Princess of Wales) with her brother Charles, Viscount Althorp, (Earl Spencer) in their home in Berkshire.

1968: Lady Diana Spencer (1961 – 1997) (Diana Princess of Wales) with her brother Charles, Viscount Althorp, (Earl Spencer) in their home in Berkshire.

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