Earl Spencer was seen arriving at the BBC Broadcasting House in London on Sunday after admitting he is unlikely to attend King Charles’s coronation.
Princess Diana’s brother, 58, who lives at Althorp House in Northamptonshire, appeared in high spirits when he arrived to appear on Radio 4.
Charles, who was carrying a brown bag, put on a navy blue suit that he paired with a white shirt.
It comes after he recently admitted that he probably won’t be invited to King Charles’s coronation on Jane Garvey and Fi Glover’s Times Radio podcast, Off Air.
When asked if he will be invited to the event, the author replied: ‘I didn’t think so, I think only about 2,000 people will come.
Earl Spencer was spotted arriving at the BBC Broadcasting House in London on Sunday after admitting he will most likely not be attending King Charles’s coronation
“There’s an old crown lying around somewhere, but I don’t think I’ll be wearing it anytime soon.”
However, Prince William and Prince Harry’s uncle didn’t seem to mind not getting an invitation to the royal event.
He admitted, “The whole royal thing… I don’t find it as interesting as other people, you know? I just get on with my life… People assume I care a lot, but it’s just a sideshow in my life.”
King Charles’s coronation will take place on May 6 with save the date announcements expected to guests this week and official invitations to follow in April.
And while the guest list has been reduced from the 8,000 who attended the late Queen’s coronation in 1953 to 2,000, there is one area the King has expanded.
The sacred ceremony is meant to be an intimate exchange between the monarch and their people in the presence of God.
But as part of his plan to keep the ceremony up to date, King Charles has decided to continue the 900-year-old tradition by inviting his crowned friends, including European monarchs and rulers from Arab states.
King Charles’s coronation will take place on May 6 with save the date announcements expected to guests this week and official invitations to follow in April
Princess Diana’s brother, 58, who lives at Althorp House in Northamptonshire, appeared in high spirits when he arrived at the TV studios
It is still uncertain whether Prince Harry will visit from his home in California with his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for the occasion.
Last month, Charles Spencer unveiled a stunning portrait of his mother Frances Shand Kydd – and royal fans went wild for the family resemblance to Princess Diana.
He took to Instagram to share a painting of his late mother to mark her 87th birthday.
He explained in the caption that the image is in his home’s library, surrounded by photographs of four of her children, adding: ‘My mother was born 87 years ago today at Park House, Sandringham.
“On that same day—January 20, 1936—a few hundred yards away, at Sandringham House, King George V died. My mother died in 2004, then 68. Too young.”
Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer unveiled a stunning portrait of his mother Frances Shand Kydd (pictured) – and royal fans have gone wild over the family resemblance to the late royal
Princess Diana at the 1984 London premiere of the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Royal fans were stunned by the portrait, with many saying Frances looked like Princess Diana’s doppelgänger.
One person wrote: ‘Very sad, too young. However, it is clear where Diana’s beauty came from. She too was much too young.’
Another social media user commented, “Wow. Diana clearly got her beauty from your mother. This is a nice portrait.’
A third added: ‘She’s so beautiful. Diana definitely looks like her.’ A fourth wrote, “Diana’s beauty shows in your mother.”
The portrait captures Frances as a young woman, staring out of the frame to the left.
Diana and her mother (pictured together) had a rocky relationship and were not talking to each other before her death in 1997
Frances, then 18, and the 8th Earl Spencer ‘Johnnie’, 30, were married in 1954 and divorced in 1969.
In 1968 Frances lost a custody battle over Diana, Charles and their sisters Jane and Sarah and tried to regain custody of Johnnie Spencer in 1971 but lost again.
Diana’s mother went to live with her new husband in Scotland after losing her first custody battle over her children, in which she was dubbed ‘the bolter’.
Princess Diana died at the age of 36 when the car she was traveling in crashed into a Parisian tunnel on August 31, 1997.
Diana and her mother had a rocky relationship and did not speak to each other before her death in 1997.