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The Word: You can stay where Princess Diana is buried

For a mere $13,000, you can stay where the late Princess Diana is buried.

Diana is buried here, on an island in the middle of an ornamental lake within Althorp Park's gardens. Credit: Getty Diana is buried here, on an island in the middle of an ornamental lake within Althorp Park's gardens. Credit: Getty Images

For a mere $13,000, you can stay where the late Princess Diana is buried.

In a déclassé move that probably has The Queen frowning very deeply indeed, Charles Spencer, Princess Diana's brother, is renting out his family's ancestral home. It's not bad that Charles Spencer is getting up on the Airbnb tip, but it seems a bit crass when you realize the home is where Princess Diana is buried. That, and he didn't want her buried in a public spot for fear of the commoners (the decision to have her grave on private property was phrased a wee more diplomatically than that, but that is the gist).

The Althorp estate in Northamptonshire, England, was recently profiled by Condé Nast Traveler as a rental property. “It does not get much grander than this,” the mag wrote. “Seat of the Spencer family and ­childhood home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the property has a series of ­staterooms, a library and a ­picture gallery that can seat 200 for dinner. Sleeps 50, from £10,000 per week.”

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Guess they failed to mention the whole sleeping-near-a-burial-ground thing.

 
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