6 Things to Know About Lady Kitty Spencer, Princess Diana's Niece

She looks exactly like her aunt.

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Meet, Lady Kitty Spencer, Princess Diana's niece. Doesn't she bear a striking resemblance to her aunt? The entire Spencer family snagged coveted invites to the royal wedding, and undoubtedly, came to show their support.

The 27-year-old model wore a gorgeous deep green dress with a matching fascinator. Though she's not in line for the throne, like her cousins Prince William and Prince Harry, Kitty has made quite a name for herself. Here's everything you should know about her.

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1. She's the daughter of Princess Diana's brother

Kitty Eleanor Spencer was born on December 28, 1990 to Charles Spencer and Victoria Aitken. Charles is the younger brother of Princess Diana, who (as we all know) was married to Prince Charles of Wales until their divorce in 1996. While she's not technically not a born-and-raised royal, her cousins include Prince William and Prince Harry, who are royalty.

2. She's a model

Kitty took after her mom, Victoria Aitken, who was also a British fashion model. This year, the Kitty not only starred in Dolce & Gabbana's Spring/ Summer 2018 ad campaign (opens in new tab), but she also walked in their Milan Fashion Week show, too.

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She's represented by Storm Management (opens in new tab), which might sound familiar because the company also works with Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, and Cindy Crawford. And when she's not on the runway, she's always sitting front row at designer shows (opens in new tab) during Fashion Week. Some of her favorite brands include, Dior, Schiaparelli, and, of course, Dolce & Gabbana.

3. She's the oldest of six kids

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Kitty is the first born of Charles Spencer's kids, but she is the second niece of Princess Diana—the first was Emily McCorquodale, her older sister's daughter. She has twin sisters, Lady Amelia Spencer and Lady Eliza Spencer, a younger brother, Louis Spencer, and three half siblings, Lady Lara Spencer, Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer, and Edmund Charles Spencer. Fun fact: Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer shares almost the exact same name (opens in new tab) with three-year-old Princess Charlotte.

4. She studied at the University of Cape Town

Before becoming a model, Kitty studied psychology, politics, and English literature at the University of Cape Town (opens in new tab) in South Africa. She later received her masters in luxury brand management from the European business school at Regent's University London.

5. She's very philanthropic

In 2016, Kitty was named an ambassador for Centrepoint (opens in new tab), a charity which supports homeless people in the United Kingdom. Her first cousin, Prince William is also involved with the same charity, and his mother Princess Di was, too. She's also reportedly a trustee for the military family focused organization called, Give Us Time (opens in new tab).

6. Her Instagram is filled with travel pictures

Being a model comes with perks—especially travel ones! Kitty has almost 80,000 followers on Instagram, where she shares her photos abroad. She told Vanity Fair (opens in new tab) that one of the reasons she loves the Instagram so much is because she can “see what everyone’s up to in Cape Town [back home] and I can see that they’re all sitting in the sun while I’m in the rain."

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Follow along here (opens in new tab) as we report on the royal wedding in real-time—from the dress to the tiara to Harry and Meghan's most adorable moments.

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