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Princess Diana’s niece Lady Amelia Spencer and her university beau Greg move to the UK

Princess Diana’s niece Lady Amelia Spencer and her university beau Greg Mallett have revealed they have decided to move to the UK. 

The society beauty, 28, who is the daughter of Earl Spencer and first cousin of Princes William and Harry, announced her engagement to her real estate beau of 11 years in July 2020.

Posting on Instagram over the weekend, Greg said the move had been ’emotional’, writing: ‘My fiancé and I decided to relocate to the UK and are currently in transit in France! Whilst it may seem like we got lucky (in many ways, we did), moving countries is difficult.’

While it is unknown where in the country the couple are planning to live, Amelia’s father Charles live at Althorp House in Northampton. 

Princess Diana’s niece Lady Amelia Spencer and her university beau Greg Mallett have revealed they have decided to move to the UK 

Posting on Instagram over the weekend, Greg said the move from South Africa to the UK had been 'emotional' and 'difficult'

Posting on Instagram over the weekend, Greg said the move from South Africa to the UK had been ’emotional’ and ‘difficult’

Sharing a snap as he posed on the balcony of a skyscraper, Greg wrote: ‘It’s been an emotional time saying goodbye to friends and family in SA and, as a coach, it’s been a tough task trying not to project my emotions.

‘However, I’ve learnt to sometimes take my own advice and simply focus on the controllable’s, taking 1 day at a time.’

He continued: ‘I’m so excited for this next chapter and can’t wait to take the UK on with open arms!’ 

Amelia commented on the post, writing: ‘Beyond words proud of you! The best coach in the world.’

Lady Amelia and Greg announced their engagement in July 2020 with gushing Instagram posts (pictured together)

Lady Amelia and Greg announced their engagement in July 2020 with gushing Instagram posts (pictured together)

Charles, the younger brother of the late Princess of Wales, previously revealed that Greg had asked for his blessing before proposing in South Africa.

Taking to Twitter last year, he said: ‘So happy for my daughter, Amelia, engaged to her boyfriend of 11 years, Greg – it’s wonderful to hear them both so excited about their future. 

‘Sending them both love, and every good wish for their life together. I love that Greg asked my blessing before proposing. Very sweet.’

Amelia met her real estate beau of 11 years while they were both studying at the University of Cape Town.

The society beauty met her real estate beau while they were both studying at the University of Cape Town. Pictured after getting engaged

The society beauty met her real estate beau while they were both studying at the University of Cape Town. Pictured after getting engaged

Announcing their engagement, Greg (pictured with Amelia), 30, posted on Instagram that he'd popped the question to his girlfriend, sharing sweet photos of them both from Clouds Wine & Guest Estate in Stellenbosch

Announcing their engagement, Greg (pictured with Amelia), 30, posted on Instagram that he’d popped the question to his girlfriend, sharing sweet photos of them both from Clouds Wine & Guest Estate in Stellenbosch 

Announcing their engagement last July, Greg, 30, posted on Instagram that he’d popped the question to Amelia on the previous Wednesday, sharing sweet photos of them both from Clouds Wine & Guest Estate in Stellenbosch. 

He captioned the images: ‘So this was the best day of my life. 22nd of July 2020, I asked the love of my life to spend the rest of her life with me and she said YES. Couldn’t be happier and I love you with all my heart @ameliaspencer15.’ 

Dozens of people shared their good wishes on the post, including Amelia’s sister Lady Kitty Spencer who wrote: ‘BROTHER-TO-BE!!!! Happiest times ahead!’ 

Announcing their engagement, Greg, 30, posted on Instagram that he'd popped the question to Amelia and said he 'couldn't be happier'

Announcing their engagement, Greg, 30, posted on Instagram that he’d popped the question to Amelia and said he ‘couldn’t be happier’  

Dozens of people shared their good wishes on the post, including Amelia's sister Lady Kitty Spencer who wrote: 'BROTHER-TO-BE!!!! Happiest times ahead!'

Dozens of people shared their good wishes on the post, including Amelia’s sister Lady Kitty Spencer who wrote: ‘BROTHER-TO-BE!!!! Happiest times ahead!’

In the series of photos he shared to reveal his engagement, Amelia is seen showing off her dazzling oval diamond ring while the couple kiss and embrace. 

Lady Amelia, whose first name is actually Katya, and her twin sister Eliza grew up in the Constantia area of Cape Town with siblings Kitty and Louis.  

The three sisters attended the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in 2011. 

Sisters (left to right) Lady Amelia, Lady Eliza and Lady Kitty Spencer attended the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in 2011

Sisters (left to right) Lady Amelia, Lady Eliza and Lady Kitty Spencer attended the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in 2011

While Lady Kitty, Louis and Lady Eliza were present at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials in May 2018, Amelia was missing.  

Amelia is the latest Spencer sister to get engaged, after it was reported that Lady Kitty is engaged to her 60-year-old beau, multi-millionaire Michael Lewis. 

Greg is well-known by the Spencer clan and is already considered to be part of the family.  



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