Earl Spencer set to marry for the third time

Wednesday February 16, 2011

Earl Spencer, the younger brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, has announced his engagement to a Canadian philanthropist.

Prince William and Harry's 46-year-old uncle and Karen Gordon, 37, will tie the knot at the Spencer family home, Althorp, in Northamptonshire on June 18.

A spokesman for the couple said it would be a "private ceremony" attended only by close family and friends.

Bride-to-be Karen is a former model and mother-of-two who was previously married to Mark Gordon – a millionaire producer, whose credits include Saving Private Ryan.

Following their split, she used her divorce settlement to establish her own charity, Whole Child International.

It is thought that the twice-divorced Earl and Karen started dating at the end of last year.

They fell in love after he split from former fiancée Lady Bianca Eliot in September 2010 after two years together.

Photo: © PA

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