Lady Amelia Spencer kicked off her wedding celebrations with a glamorous pool party in Cape Town over the weekend.
Princess Diana’s niece, 30, and her fiancé Greg Mallett, 30, hosted a welcome party for their guests at a luxury ocean-view villa.
The bride-to-be looked suitably chic in a white silk halter neck gown, while her partner of 11 years looked stylish in a white shirt and blue suit pants.
The happy couple posed for photos poolside and shared images of them exchanging kisses and loving looks on their Instagram Stories.
Posting a photo of his future wife with her arms around him, Greg gushed to his 8,400 followers: ‘You will never stop making me laugh. And I will never stop looking at you in awe.
Princess Diana’s niece, Lady Amelia Spencer, pictured with her arms around her fiance Greg Mallett at her wedding welcome party in Cape Town over the weekend.
The boyfriend then ended his loving post with a single red heart emoji and tagged Amelia, who then re-shared it with her 48,400 followers.
Wedding guest Jacinta Spencer, who is a makeup artist friend and not a direct relationship, also posted a photo of Lady Amelia posing on the terrace as the sun set behind her.
She wrote: ‘The most beautiful pre-wedding reception to you. I love you with all my heart.’
But while Amelia’s twin sister, Eliza, was featured in images on social media, her father, Earl Spencer, 58, did not appear in any of the shots.
Princess Diana’s younger brother did not attend the wedding of his eldest daughter, Lady Kitty, to retail millionaire Michael Lewis in July 2021, sparking rumors of a split between the father of seven and his daughters of his first marriage.
Instead, Lady Kitty, who is 32 years her husband’s junior, was joined down the aisle by her brother Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, 29, and her half-brother Samuel Aitken, whose father is businessman Jonathan Aitken.
A source told MailOnline at the time: “Kitty and Charles were very close when she was little, but their relationship has cooled and been more distant since he married his third wife, Karen, in 2011.”
“Charles recently suffered an injury and maybe that’s why he’s not traveling, but it’s easier for everyone if he’s not there.
Jacinta Spencer, who is not related to the family, shared a photo of the bride, saying: ‘I love you with all my heart’
Earl Spencer (pictured December 2015) was conspicuously absent from Lady Amelia’s wedding welcome party over the weekend. It comes after he missed the wedding of his eldest daughter, Lady Kitty, in 2021.
“All four children are close to their mother Victoria and get along with their half-siblings and their aunts Spencer and have forged their own relationships with each other without the need for Charles to bring them together.”
Although Lady Amelia’s mother, Victoria Aitken, did not appear in the welcome party photos, she was guest-listed for Lady Kitty’s 2021 wedding and is expected to attend her second daughter’s wedding in late of this month.
Charles was married to Victoria from 1989 to 1997. The couple moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where Kitty and her siblings Lady Eliza, Lady Amelia and Louis grew up away from the public eye.
Princess Diana’s death occurred while her divorce case was in progress; shortly after their split ended, Earl Spencer returned to the UK.
After their split, Earl Spencer married Caroline Freud in 2001 before marrying businesswoman Karen Spencer in 2011.
Bride-to-be Amelia Spencer shared pictures from her wedding welcome party with her 48,000 Instagram followers. Pictured with guests and her twin sister Eliza (center right)
Guest Alessandro Maria Ferreri said Lady Amelia and her twin sister Lady Eliza were ‘stunning by the sea’
Lady Amelia Spencer pictured with her mother Victoria Aitken and brother Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp in June 2017
Earl Spencer and his third wife, Karen Spencer, pictured arriving at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor in May 2018.
In July 2020, Lady Amelia Spencer became engaged to her boyfriend Greg Mallett following a romantic proposal in South Africa.
The society beauty, who is Princes William and Harry, met her real estate boyfriend while they were both studying at the University of Cape Town.
The couple were together for 11 years before Greg, 32, popped the question at the exclusive Clouds Wine & Guest Estate in Stellenbosch.
In 2021, the couple moved from South Africa to London shortly after Amelia’s older sister Kitty’s lavish wedding in Rome, with celebrations stretching over four days.