Princess Diana's niece reveals the 'overwhelming' way Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding changed her life forever

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Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer has opened up about the “overwhelming” attention she received following her cousin Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle.

Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer was just six years old when her aunt tragically passed away, but she is thought to be close to her royal cousins and was one of the honoured guests who attended Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle (opens in new tab).

The Duke of Sussex, who could still be king (opens in new tab) one day, married Meghan in a fairytale ceremony held at St George’s Chapel in May 2018. The magnificent wedding delighted royal fans around the world and marked Meghan officially joining the Royal Family, sometimes called The Firm (opens in new tab)

However, it was also a day that changed Lady Kitty’s life forever. 

Lady Eliza Spencer, Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, Victoria Lockwood and Lady Kitty Spencer attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England

In a recent interview with Town & Country, Princess Diana’s niece revealed that her already impressive Instagram following of 37,000 jumped to 500,000 overnight. 

"I woke up the next day and looked at my phone and thought, 'Whoops, did I take someone else's by mistake?'” she recalled to the publication. "It was very weird, and a little bit overwhelming."

Lady Kitty attended Harry and Meghan’s big day alongside her siblings and went on to reveal just how much she missed her sisters in particular during the pandemic. 

"We are a bit of a tripod. It's been horrible to be separated this year. They are in South Africa, which is only an hour ahead, and with two flights going there a day, you usually have the comforting thought of 'I could always be there in the morning if I needed to be,” she explained.

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Excitingly for royal fans, it's understood that both Lady Kitty and her sister Lady Amelia Spencer are engaged and Amelia reportedly plans to marry at Princess Diana’s childhood home (opens in new tab), Althorp House. Though Kitty hasn't publicly spoken about her personal life and went on to reveal to Town & Country that she prefers to keep things private. 

"It's not that I don't place an importance on love,” she said. "It's because, for me, love is the most important thing in the world, and I will protect it with all my heart by not making it a topic of discussion.

"You open yourself up to other people having opinions, and it just isn't relevant to anybody's life but mine and my family's."

It’s likely that if she does get married in the future, her cousins Prince Harry and Prince William will be invited to celebrate her big day. 

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.