The Honourable Frances Ruth Burke Shand Kydd
Frances Shand Kydd
Born 20 January 1936(1936-01-20)
Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died 3 June 2004 (aged 68)
Seil, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Spouse John Spencer, Viscount Althorp (1954–1969)
Peter Shand Kydd (1969–1990)
Lady Sarah McCorquodale
Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes
John Spencer
Diana, Princess of Wales
Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer
Full name Frances Ruth Roche
Father Edmund Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy
Mother Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy

Frances Shand Kydd (née Ruth Roche; 20 January 1936 – 3 June 2004) was the mother of Diana, Princess of Wales. Her biographer, Max Riddington, who was the writer of Frances: The Remarkable Story of Princess Diana's Mother, described Shand Kydd as a woman who was "certainly complicated" and also "funny, warm, intelligent, and energetic." Following her breakup with John Spencer, Viscount Althorp in 1969, and Diana's death in 1997, Shand Kydd devoted the final years of her life to Roman Catholic charity work.

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