Princess Diana's Niece Is Engaged! Meet Kitty Spencer's Much Older Fiancé Michael Lewis

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Who Is Michael Lewis? Meet Lady Kitty Spencer's Fiancé
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There's going to be a royal wedding! Well, a royal-adjacent wedding.

Lady Kitty Spencer, daughter of the Earl of Spencer and the niece of the late Princess Diana is engaged to her retail mogul boyfriend Michael Lewis. The pair has been together since 2019.

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Spencer is 29 years old and is best known for her work as a model. She has repped huge names in fashion like Dolce & Gabbana and BVLGARI. Lewis is the chairman of a South African clothing retail group Foschini. Lewis is also more than 30 years older than his bride-to-be.

Who is Michael Lewis, Lady Kitty Spencer's fiancé and when will they be walking down the aisle? Read on for all the details. 

1. Who is Lady Kitty Spencer?

If you're not entirely sure who Kitty Spencer is, just think back to Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle. Lady Spencer showed up in a green Dolce & Gabanna dress hand-painted with flowers rising from the tea-length hem. She capped the look with a matching veiled fascinator hat over her elegant blonde chignon. 

Aside from being someone who slays at royal weddings, she's the daughter of Charles, Earl of Spencer. The Earl is the younger brother of the late Princess Diana, who was married to Prince Charles. That makes Lady Kitty Spencer first cousin to Prince William and Prince Harry.

When Spencer and her younger siblings Amelia, Eliza, and Louis were young, the Earl moved his family to Cape Town, South Africa. They came back to the UK in 1997 after the Earl and Spencer's mother Victoria divorced. 

Spencer at the Royal Wedding in 2018. 

2. Kitty Spencer is also a model.

In addition to being part of the British aristocracy, Spencer is also a model. In fact, she's following in the footsteps of her mother Victoria Lockwood Aitken, who modeled when she was younger as well.

Spencer has done runway work, walking in shows in Milan and London for Dolce & Gabbana. She has been seen on magazines including Hello Fashion Monthly and Vogue Japan.

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3. Who is Michael Lewis, Lady Kitty Spencer's fiancé?

Lewis, who is currently 60 years old, is from South Africa and comes from a very rich family. His grandfather founded a furniture retailer in the 1930s. His father Stanely Lewis leveraged that into buying a stake of clothing retailer Foschini Group in the 1980s.

Lewis followed in his father's footsteps, taking a place on the Foschini Group board and has been chairing it since 2015. Lewis also worked with the Oceana Investment Group, which manages his family's wealth. He is said to be worth over $100 million.

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He's reportedly divorced and has three kids who are in their 30s, but the whole family keeps out of the press so we can't confirm those details at this time. 

4. That's quite an age gap between them.

There are over 30 years difference in ages between Spencer and Lewis. At 60, he's actually older than her father, who's only 55. And if the reports about his kids from his first marriage being in their 30s are true, then Spencer, who is 29, is younger than all of them.

Her last serious relationship was also with an older man. She dated Niccolo Barattieri di San Pietro from 2013-2017, so that relationship began when she was 23. He was about 42 at the time. 

5. How did they meet? 

It's not entirely clear how they met but, since they're both British and very upper crust, it's probable that they travel in the same social circles. They both also have ties to South Africa.

Their relationship was rumored starting 2018 but was only confirmed when the pair were spotted leaving a New York hotel together in 2019. Since then, they have been seen on vacation together in St. Tropez, where they were holding hands. They've also been photographed at his home in London.

6. When will the wedding take place?

The wedding date isn't set, as far as we know. In fact, their engagement isn't confirmed. British tabloids reported Lewis proposed right before Christmas while they were together in Cape Town.

"She’s been in Cape Town for the holidays and told her mother and the rest of the family,” a friend said. “Michael is loved by all of them. Despite his wealth, he’s very humble and low key.”

Spencer's social media feeds can only confirm that she has been in South Africa. In a recent post was she shared a photo of the first sunrise of the new year in Cape Town. 

Spencer and Lewis.

If these two really are getting hitched, we can't wait to see the dress Spencer will wear. 

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Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. She is the creator of the blog FeminXer and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.

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