Princess Diana's stepmother Raine dies at 87
Published 21/10/2016 | 14:51
Princess Diana's stepmother Raine, Countess of Spencer has died at the age of 87.
A spokesperson for the family confirmed today she died after a short illness.
Born into aristocracy, in 1971, she married John Spencer and became Diana's stepmother, whom she once dubbed 'Acid Raine', but the pair buried the hatchet in 1995 - three years after Diana's father died.
As a gesture, Mohamed Al-Fayed offered her a job at Harrods as Director of Harrods International and Harrods Estates, where she was working until 2015.
She was married three times - first to the Earl of Dartmouth Gerald Legge, then to John Spencer and lastly to Count Jean-François Pineton de Chambrun
Raine was the only child or author Barbara Cartland and army officer Alexander McCorquodale, her mother later married his brother Hugh and had two sons Ian and Glen.