Lady Kitty Spencer Confirms Her Mother Victoria Aitken Was At The Wedding

Lady Kitty Spencer has confirmed that her mother Victoria Aitken attended her lavish wedding in Rome this weekend after their father Charles Spencer was noticeably absent.

The niece of Princess Diana, 30, who married retail millionaire Michael Lewis, 62, on Saturday in a 17th-century Italian castle, shared a photo of Victoria, 55, at the Trevi Fountain with the caption: ‘Mommy in Rome for our wedding’.

The photo was originally shared by Lady Kitty’s younger sister Lady Eliza, 29, who also shared a second photo of Victoria doing her hair and makeup ahead of the ceremony.

Princess Diana's niece, 30, who married retail millionaire Michael Lewis, 62, on Saturday in a 17th-century Italian castle, shared a photo of Victoria, 55, at the Trevi Fountain with the caption: 'Mommy in Rome for our wedding'.  It was originally posted by her sister Lady Eliza (pictured)

Princess Diana’s niece, 30, who married retail millionaire Michael Lewis, 62, on Saturday in a 17th-century Italian castle, shared a photo of Victoria, 55, at the Trevi Fountain with the caption: ‘Mommy in Rome for our wedding’. It was originally posted by her sister Lady Eliza (pictured)

The photo was originally shared by Lady Kitty's younger sister Lady Eliza, 29, who also shared a second photo of Victoria doing her hair and makeup prior to the ceremony.

The photo was originally shared by Lady Kitty's younger sister Lady Eliza, 29, who also shared a second photo of Victoria doing her hair and makeup prior to the ceremony.

The photo was originally shared by Lady Kitty’s younger sister Lady Eliza, 29, who also shared a second photo of Victoria doing her hair and makeup prior to the ceremony.

Lady Kitty Spencer married Michael Lewis in Rome and wore five Dolce & Gabbana dresses.  In the photo, the newlyweds walk hand in hand through the street in a beautiful wedding photo

Lady Kitty Spencer married Michael Lewis in Rome and wore five Dolce & Gabbana dresses.  In the photo, the newlyweds walk hand in hand through the street in a beautiful wedding photo

Lady Kitty Spencer married Michael Lewis in Rome and wore five Dolce & Gabbana dresses. In the photo, the newlyweds walk hand in hand through the street in a beautiful wedding photo

The mother of five Victoria did not appear in the photos shared of the wedding, sparking some speculation as to whether she had been among the guests.

Lady Kitty’s father Earl Spencer, 57, was not present and she was walked down the aisle by her brother Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, 27, and half-brother Samuel Aitken, whose father is businessman Jonathan Aitken.

A source told MailOnline how Earl Spencer and his eldest daughter have grown apart: ‘Kitty and Charles were very close growing up, but their relationship has cooled and become more distant since his marriage to his third wife Karen in 2011.

“Charles recently got an injury and maybe that’s why he doesn’t travel, but it’s just easier for everyone that he’s not there.”

Lady Kitty's father Earl Spencer, 57, was not present and she was walked down the aisle by her brother Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, 27, and half-brother Samuel Aitken, whose father is businessman Jonathan Aitken.

Lady Kitty's father Earl Spencer, 57, was not present and she was walked down the aisle by her brother Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, 27, and half-brother Samuel Aitken, whose father is businessman Jonathan Aitken.

Lady Kitty’s father Earl Spencer, 57, was not present and she was walked down the aisle by her brother Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, 27, and half-brother Samuel Aitken, whose father is businessman Jonathan Aitken.

Lady Kitty's father Earl Charles Spencer, 57 - five years younger than Michael - was noticeably absent from the wedding (pictured July 1 with Prince Harry at the unveiling of the new Princess Diana statue in London)

Lady Kitty's father Earl Charles Spencer, 57 - five years younger than Michael - was noticeably absent from the wedding (pictured July 1 with Prince Harry at the unveiling of the new Princess Diana statue in London)

Lady Kitty’s father Earl Charles Spencer, 57 – five years younger than Michael – was noticeably absent from the wedding (pictured July 1 with Prince Harry at the unveiling of the new Princess Diana statue in London)

On Friday – as the wedding rehearsal took place – Earl Spencer posted a photo of the moon over the family’s childhood home, Althorp in Northamptonshire, on social media.

He has battled a painful shoulder injury, which he revealed last month affected his freedom of movement.

He did attend the unveiling of the new statue of Princess Diana in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on what would have been his sister’s 60th birthday.

The insider told MailOnline that his physical condition is unlikely to be the reason he was absent from his daughter’s lavish wedding.

“The four children are all close to their mother Victoria and get along well with their step-siblings and their Spencer aunts and have forged their own relationships without Charles tying them together,” they continued.

On Friday - as the wedding rehearsal took place - Earl Spencer posted a photo of the moon over the family's childhood home, Althorp in Northamptonshire

On Friday - as the wedding rehearsal took place - Earl Spencer posted a photo of the moon over the family's childhood home, Althorp in Northamptonshire

On Friday – as the wedding rehearsal took place – Earl Spencer posted a photo of the moon over the family’s childhood home, Althorp in Northamptonshire

The source added that Kitty has become increasingly financially independent from her father after building a successful modeling career and working as a brand ambassador for luxury names like Dolce & Gabbana.

Lady Kitty previously said her father was “strict” about the money he gave his children when he was growing up, eager to teach them “the value of money.”

Charles was married to Victoria from 1989 to 1997.

The couple, who reportedly had a fiery marriage in which Charles allegedly cheated on 12 women while his wife was in rehab, moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where Kitty and her siblings became Lady Eliza, Lady Amelia and Louis. raised away from the glare of public attention.

Princess Diana’s death occurred while their divorce case was underway; shortly after their split was finalized, Earl Spencer moved back to the UK.

Earl Spencer and his daughter Kitty are pictured leaving his Caroline Spencer divorce hearing in central London in 2009

Earl Spencer and his daughter Kitty are pictured leaving his Caroline Spencer divorce hearing in central London in 2009

Earl Spencer and his daughter Kitty are pictured leaving his Caroline Spencer divorce hearing in central London in 2009

In December 2001, he married Caroline Freud (née Hutton), the ex-wife of the publicist Matthew Freud. They had two children – the Honorable Edmund Spencer and Lady Lara Spencer.

But in 2006, when Lara was four months old, Charles left Caroline for American reporter Coleen Sullivan, who had been sent by a television station to interview him. Their relationship lasted only 18 months.

In February 2010, after turning 18, Kitty told The Mail on Sunday that her father was ‘hands-on’ while growing up and despite traveling regularly between the UK and South Africa, he was always just a ‘phone call deleted’.

She also said she was “proud” of her father for his touching speech at Westminster Abbey at his sister’s funeral, attacking the media and the royal family.

Speaking about her parents’ divorce, Kitty said they were on good terms and “can talk about issues that concern us four children and that they respect each other.”

“That’s really all you can ask for,” she added. “They’ve always made an effort to be polite to each other in front of us, no matter what’s going on. Now they have reached the point where it was all 15 years ago. I think time has made things better.”

Lady Kitty wore a beautiful lace dress from Dolce & Gabbana, for whom she is a brand ambassador

Lady Kitty wore a beautiful lace dress from Dolce & Gabbana, for whom she is a brand ambassador

Lady Kitty wore a beautiful lace dress from Dolce & Gabbana, for whom she is a brand ambassador

Kitty was by her father’s side during his divorce from Caroline and met him for lunch after going to court in London. She was quoted at the time as saying her stepmother was a “terrible woman,” but when questioned about this, she replied, “I don’t know when I said that. I would never say that to anyone, especially anyone who would write about it.’

In June 2011, after dating for less than a year and months after his sudden split with Lady Bianca Eliot, Charles married Karen Gordon (née Villeneuve), a Canadian philanthropist and founder and chief executive of Whole Child International, a charity based in Los Angeles. that works to improve the lot of orphaned, abandoned or abused children.

The couple held a private civil ceremony in Althorp, followed by a blessing, attended by only close friends and family. His cousins ​​Princes William and Harry were not present.

They have one child together, Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer, named in honor of her aunt, Diana, Princess of Wales.

At their wedding, Michael and Kitty were joined by her sisters, twins Eliza and Amelia, as well as half-sister Lady Lara and Jonah Freud – Kitty’s former stepmother Caroline’s son whom she shares with Matthew.

Also in attendance were Michael’s three adult children from a previous marriage. Lady Kitty is understood to have formed strong relationships with her husband’s children.

After the ceremony, the two were seen toasting their wedding surrounded by their closest friends and family on the villa’s balcony.

Michael opted for a smart white tuxedo and later Prince William and Harry’s younger cousin changed into a second dress, featuring short sleeves, pink floral details and a flowing hemline.

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