A new sketch of Princess Diana’s grandmother is a true resemblance of the late royal, as fans likened a sketch of their grandmother, Cynthia Spencer to the Princess of Wales after the brother of Ladi Di, Charles Spencer shared it on Instagram.
Captioning the portrait, 56-year-old Spencer wrote, “My grandmother, Cynthia captured in charcoal by Sargent, in 1919, the year in which she married my grandfather. A very well-liked and respected figure locally, her presence is still felt: the local hospice is named ‘Cynthia Spencer Hospice’ in her memory. She died in 1972.”
A follower quickly commented, “I see Lady Diana.” while another said, “Diana looks a lot like her. I read that she did a lot of charity and was dubbed the angel in hospitals in her town. And I read that Diana was inspired by her since she was a kid.”
Another follower said, “A very beautiful lady … Diana really resembles her with those gorgeous Spencer eyes.”
Meanwhile, the artist who did the sketch, John Singer Sargent, was an American expat who’s considered the “leading portrait painter” of his generation.
The Daily Mail also noted that another picture of Cynthia dating back to 1923, can be seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The late granny Cynthia Spencer married Albert Spencer in 1919. The couple raised a daughter, Lady Anne Spencer, and a son, Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, father to Princess Diana and Charles.
However, a statue of Princess Diana that is prepared by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley is ready to be unveiled in the UK on July 1… it would have been her birthday if she was still alive.