Sad news for Prince William as he misses family event close to Princess Diana's heart

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Sad news for Prince William after he missed a family event close to Princess Diana's heart.

Prince William sadly missed out on something that was close to Princess Diana's heart when he was unable to attend the wedding of Lady Kitty Spencer and her millionaire husband Michael Lewis.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were unable to attend Lady Kitty Spencer's lavish Italian wedding at the weekend after a delay to Covid restrictions meant it had to be pushed back.

The beautiful ceremony would have been something close to the late Princess Diana's heart as the 30-year-old model is her niece.

Lady Kitty Spencer tied the knot in Rome with her husband Michael Lewis by her side as she shared some beautiful snaps from their happy day.

The newlyweds, who were joined by some high profile friends, including Viscountess Emma Weymouth, Sabrina Elba and Pixie Lott, began their celebrations on Friday night with a dinner party at the exclusive Galleria Del Cardinale restaurant in Rome, before enjoying a sunset wedding on Sunday.

Lady Kitty Spencer wedding

ROME, ITALY - JULY 24: Guests attend the Kitty Spencer and Michael Lewis wedding at Villa Aldo Brandini on July 24, 2021 in Frascati, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/GC Images)

Lady Kitty Spencer, who is thought to have designed her own Dolce and Gabbana lace wedding dress, enjoyed a hen party in Florence with her friends a few days earlier.

She posted a photo of herself outside the Duomo in a polka dot dress and another enjoying dinner with a statement clip reading 'BRIDE'.

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But the wedding dress wasn't the only one she wore that weekend - she had a whole collection of beautiful outfits designed especially for the milestone occasion and actually wore five different gowns.

Dolce and Gabbana wrote, 'For this unique event, #DolceGabbana created a number of exclusive hand-made gowns, each celebrating the beauty of the bride, the passion for #AltaModa and the absolute joy of the occasion.'

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The couple, who got engaged in 2019, had to delay their nuptials after the Coronavirus pandemic hit. Earlier this year there were reports that she was to get married at Diana's childhood home of Althorp House.

Lady Kitty Spencer is the daughter of the former British model, Victoria Aitken, and nobleman, Charles Spencer, who is the younger brother of Princess Diana.

Having posed for Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana since 2017, Kitty wanted them to create her bespoke wedding dress.

She explains in an interview clip below what she loves about the designer brand, which has clothes that make her feel 'confident' and at her 'best'.

But Prince William and Harry weren't the only family members missing from the ceremony. Kitty's father, Charles Spencer was unable to walk her down the aisle because of a painful shoulder injury that was affecting his freedom of movement.

Charles Spencer revealed why Princess Diana was so sad in an unearthed photograph but he delighted fans when he shared a rare family portrait that bears a startling resemblance to one of his royal relatives.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)