"The earl didn't help with the book in any way and he told his friends that they should make their own minds up whether or not they wanted to contribute." Aside from her loyal comments on the pain of the earl's recent divorce from Victoria Lockwood, Ms Claircourt insists that the earl was the original and only author of his devastating funeral speech.This first biography presents the earl as a man who is very jealous of his reputation, who wants to be treated normally and yet who celebrated his 21st birthday with an epic party that featured a live satellite link to Los Angeles.Ms Gordon wore a sleeveless ivory lace dress for the morning ceremony, at which the local Spencer House choir sang a hymn.The marriage was followed by a lunch reception for around 170 guests, including the Earl's sisters, Lady Sarah Mc Corquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.He was the Spencer's longed-for son and heir, brought up to see himself as the centre and future of the family, but then suddenly pipped at the post by Diana's global fame.Lady Sarah Mc Corquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes have largely retreated from public life since the tragic death of their sister, Princess Diana; however, on Saturday, we'll see them attending their nephew Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle.She says she now regrets her co-operation with the author, but explains the error of judgement by saying she was concerned Barber should not be left to repeat inaccurate tabloid newspaper stories."I spoke mainly about the divorce to Mr Barber because I was worried that if he was relying on cuttings there would be a problem," she said.
All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading. Markle both feel honoured that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day.and published by Andre Deutsch - is the claim that at one point during his time as a broadcast journalist in the late 1980s and early 1990s Charles was on the brink of presenting a television version of the weekly magazine Hello!This career move, suggests Barber, is hardly consistent with the earl's subsequent stand on press intrusion and the sanctity of the private lives of the aristocracy.Commenting on the book this week, a near relative of the late earl, Charles's father, said: "The author seems to know nothing about Charles at all. A lot of what has been written is completely untrue nonsense." In each era of the earl's life Barber's biography emphasises a penchant for melodramatic and, arguably, tasteless shock tactics: in fact exactly the kind of behaviour that might have led friends and family to expect something provocative from his funeral address in Westminster Abbey.Among the principal interviewees Barber spoke to in compiling information for the book is the earl's faithful public relations assistant Shelley Ann Claircourt.