Princess Diana's Childhood Home Opens For A Great Cause
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A fortunate few with means and lavish taste will soon be able to stay in the same home in which Princess Diana grew up.
The beloved icon grew up in the palatial and absolutely stunning Althorp house, which sits beautifully in England’s Northamptonshire.
The massive estate is under the care of Earl Charles Spencer and his wife Karen. It’s the latter’s charity that has the house open for a weekend, which will run between $25,000 and $40,000 for couples and $250,000 for groups up to 18, via NBC News.
It’s a hefty price but the return is a stay in absolute opulence and the knowledge that your money is going to a great cause.
Whole Child International is dedicated to helping orphaned children around the world. It’s mission states: “We work to restructure existing children’s institutions to focus on children’s emotional needs, ultimately creating the possibility for healthy integration into society.”
NBC’s “Dateline: On Assignment” recently covered the prospect of staying at Princess Diana’s family home and location of her burial reprieve and offered a spotlight on the charity that is making it a possibility.
The remarkable grandeur of the place alone is enough to captivate any traveler. Just imagine meandering past those 88 fireplaces or walking a mile in the picture room.
But its ties to Diana make it all the more wonderful, especially considering walking through a room within which the icon once tap-danced.
As the video describes, you can enjoy the 100,000-acre estate as you trade yarns with the Earl and Countess at dinner for the paltry sum of, say, $40,000.
In doing so, you get to live out a real-life Downton Abbey scenario while offering up funds that may just help an orphan across the world receive the kind of care he or she so desperately needs.
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