On 2nd July 2012, the Olympic Flame passed through the grounds of Althorp, home to the Spencer family since 1508. We’re delighted that our favourite historic house was chosen to participate in this Olympic event.
“Over the past five centuries my family has welcomed many eminent guests to Althorp – from Lord Nelson to Nelson Mandela. Having the Olympic Flame pass through, on its great journey, will be another chapter in the record of this house, as a host to history.” Lord Spencer
The Earl and Countess Spencer have since announced the birth of their daughter, Lady Charlotte Diana.