Kate Middleton does not like the idea of her mother-in-law Princess Diana’s home Althrop Estate to be turned into a bed and breakfast place. Charles Spencer, the brother of Diana and his third wife Karen Gordon are reportedly cashing in on the memory of the People’s Princess by renting it out at the price of more than $40,000 a night.
The 34-year-old royal Kate is trying to protect the legacy of Princess Diana. She is averse to the idea of Diana’s final resting place and her maiden home being turned into a money-making business by her relatives, Celebrity Dirty Laundry reports. Besides, Kate does not like the Canadian wife of Charles Spencer, Karen.
Karen is reportedly only interested in Princess Diana’s brother’s fortune that amounts to around $150 million. According to a royal source, Kate Middleton has ordered Charles to stop work on Althrop Estate, to turn it into a “cheesy tourist attraction and put his wife on a leash.” Princes William and Harry had just started to amend their relationship with Earl Spencer, but they are reportedly disgusted with their Uncle and his plans for the Spencer family estate.
Althrop Estate is Northamshire has been inherited by Earl Spencer and hence Kate and William have no say in the property whatsoever. So it remains to be seen whether the royal trio can stop their uncle and aunt from converting Princess Diana’s home into a hotel. This is not the first time that Charles Spencer has rented out Althorp Estate to pad his bank account.
Visitors to the 500-year-old property will get a chance to stay in the room where Diana slept, Hello reports.
Diana’s grave and memorial are on an island in the Oval Lake within the estate, which covers a total of 14,000 acres. Since the death of the princess in 1997, her brother has opened the Spencer family estate each spring, welcoming the public in for tours.