Lady Kitty Spencer, the 24-year-old member of the aristocracy and cousin of Princes William and Harry has been busy getting people hot under the collar with her Instagram bikini photos and a sultry shoot for Tatler.
Although not actually in line to the throne, her father, Charles, was the brother of the late Princess Diana. She’s said to be on good terms with her famous cousins, but she isn’t going to get the same family privilege as them.
A source has told Page Six that “aristocratic eyebrows have been raised” over Kitty’s online and magazine appearances. However, it isn’t her public persona that will see her miss out on her inheritance.
Even though she is the eldest of her father’s children, due to a controversial succession system – called primogeniture – Kitty will not inherit her family estate, simply because she’s a girl. Rather, the 13,000-acres – in the family since 1505 – will go to her younger brother, Louis.
Incredibly harsh (not to mention outdated) but Kitty doesn’t seem to bothered – her Instagram is full of pictures of her living it up in Sydney, Ibiza, St-Tropez and Cape Town, to name a few.
However, this doesn’t mean that Kitty is a lady of leisure. She has qualifications from both the University of Cape Town and Regent’s University London and works for the charity Give Us Time, which arranges holidays for soldiers who are struggling to reconnect with their families after service. She has also been noticed by Storm Models – the agency that’s home to Kate Moss – who have now signed her to their books.
Here’s to girls doing it for themselves!