Charles Spencer shares jaw-dropping photo of Althorp House after dramatic fire

Matthew Moore

Charles Spencer regularly delights fans with a glimpse into his life at Althorp House, and his last photo took their breath away.

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The Earl shared a beautiful photo of the house that wouldn’t be out of place in an art gallery. The the panoramic image captured the house in all its glory with a breathtaking purple sky, which was covered in many clouds, adding an ethereal quality. The image had been taken in low light as evidenced by the lights being on inside the property.

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In a simple caption, the father-of-seven wrote: “Fresh July evening air, at @althorphouse.

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Fans were blown away by the sensational image shared, as one simply said, “So adorable”, while a second posted: “Gorgeous”, and a third added: “The purple sky is beautiful!

A fourth enthuses:Beautiful photo, beautiful sky and colors…” and a fifth commented: “Spectacular color and effect…”

The Earl shared a great photo of the property

However, a few followers were left confused by Charles’ use of the word ‘cool’ as they believed the UK was experiencing a heat wave.

As temperatures soared across the country, the heatwave only lasted from Monday to Tuesday.

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But the heatwave caused drama on the grounds of Althorp House when a fire broke out.

‘Fire in one of our fields today,’ Charles’ wife Karen wrote alongside a clip of the blaze, then the next slide read: ‘Firefighters and crew ‘Althorp were amazing, all under control now.”

The property is the childhood home of Princess Diana

The second video showed firefighters approaching a garden hose to fight the outbreak.

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It’s clear that quick action was key to stopping the wildfire from spreading – and thankfully it appears minimal damage was done.

The Grade I listed property comprises 90 bedrooms including a lounge, which is a large hallway and a picture gallery. One of the main highlights is the house’s large library, and as such it’s often featured on the property’s official Instagram account.

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