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Princess Diana’s niece Lady Amelia Spencer gets engaged

Princess Diana’s niece Lady Amelia Spencer has got engaged to long-term boyfriend Greg Mallett following a romantic proposal in South Africa.

The society beauty, 28, who is the daughter of Earl Spencer and first cousin of Princes William and Harry, met her real estate beau while they were both studying at the University of Cape Town.

Today Greg, 30, posted on Instagram that he’d popped the question to his girlfriend of almost 10 years on Wednesday last week, sharing sweet photos of them both from Clouds Wine & Guest Estate in Stellenbosch.

Princess Diana’s niece Lady Amelia Spencer has got engaged to long-term boyfriend Greg Mallett following a romantic proposal in South Africa

Announcing their engagement on Instagram, Greg said he 'couldn't be happier' and loves his fiancee Amelia 'with all my heart'

Announcing their engagement on Instagram, Greg said he ‘couldn’t be happier’ and loves his fiancee Amelia ‘with all my heart’

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!’

Days earlier Greg celebrated his 30th birthday with a group of friends in Stanford in the Western Cape of South Africa. 

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

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

The society beauty, 28, who is the daughter of Earl Spencer and first cousin of Princes William and Harry, met her real estate beau while they were both studying at the University of Cape Town. Pictured after getting engaged

The society beauty, 28, who is the daughter of Earl Spencer and first cousin of Princes William and Harry, met her real estate beau while they were both studying at the University of Cape Town. Pictured after getting engaged

Greg is well-known by the Spencer clan and is already considered to be part of the family. Pictured in the shots he shared with Amelia to mark their engagement

Greg is well-known by the Spencer clan and is already considered to be part of the family. Pictured in the shots he shared with Amelia to mark their engagement

Greg is well-known by the Spencer clan and is already considered to be part of the family. Pictured in the shots he shared with Amelia to mark their engagement

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!’

The three sisters 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 earlier this year 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. 

Days earlier Greg celebrated his 30th birthday with a group of friends in Stanford in the Western Cape of South Africa

Days earlier Greg celebrated his 30th birthday with a group of friends in Stanford in the Western Cape of South Africa

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

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

Last year Greg’s sister Fiona Viotti, a model-turned-history teacher, was embroiled in a scandal after it emerged she allegedly slept with five pupils at a Cape Town school known as the Eton of Africa.

Ms Viotti, who is the niece of former South African national rugby coach Nick Mallett, was found to have slept with the boys at Bishops Diocesan College between 2013 and 2019, but made no public comment about the allegations at the time.

The school called in lawyers to investigate her after an 18-year-old pupil claimed he had been involved in an ‘intense’ sexual relationship with her, saying she became controlling when he tried to end it.

Viotti, who also coached the water polo team, resigned in October, days before the allegations were made public. 

Kitty (centre), Eliza (left) and Amelia (right) Spencer, pictured together in South Africa, where they grew up with their brother Louis

Kitty (centre), Eliza (left) and Amelia (right) Spencer, pictured together in South Africa, where they grew up with their brother Louis

Last year Greg's sister Fiona Viotti (pictured) quit a prestigious South African boarding school where she taught history after an 18-year-old pupil said he had an 'intense' sexual relationship with her

Last year Greg’s sister Fiona Viotti (pictured) quit a prestigious South African boarding school where she taught history after an 18-year-old pupil said he had an ‘intense’ sexual relationship with her

The affairs took place both before and after she married 32-year-old venture capitalist Pavo Viotti in 2018, a report into the scandal said.

In May Amelia’s father Charles Spencer, the younger brother of the late Princess of Wales, celebrated his his 56th birthday in lockdown at the family seat of Althorp. 

He lives there with his third wife Karen and their seven-year-old daughter Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer. 



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