"Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans — from Manhattan to Malibu (both of which I’ve visited in the past few weeks)," Charles Spencer shared on his X profile.
Although the Duke and Duchess of Sussex live about an hour's drive away from Malibu, many speculate that it is perfectly feasible the aristocrat could have taken a detour to visit Harry and Meghan. Earl Spencer is the younger brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and assumed their family's earldom upon the death of their father, Earl "John" Spencer, in 1992.
Although Charles vowed to "protect" and be there for Harry and Prince William after Diana's tragic death in 1997, numerous reports over the years have suggested he barely saw his nephews as they settled into being royal princes.
On X, the comments section was filled with curiosity about if Diana's brother visited his Sussex in-laws.
Someone directly asked the earl: "Hope you had some time in Montecito." Another observed: "I hope you were able to spend time with your loved ones in California, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season."
Another poster inquisitively replied: "California says welcome! I'm assuming you made a stop in Montecito?"
The nobleman made headlines in June when he staunchly defended the Duke of Sussex during the media firestorm surrounding Harry's London court appearances. Spencer has also had to regularly defend himself against reports over the years that he found to be "misleading."
The wealthy Earl also lashed out at Daily Mail columnist Amanda Platell by tweeting, "Pathetic, Amanda Platell — you have no shame and even less credibility. Last time I heard from you, you were guilty of libeling me, as your employer at the Daily Mail agreed."
"Now you’re put up (by them?) to misrepresent significant legal evidence as if it was something trivial," Diana's brother continued.
As The Royal Observer previously reported, The Duke of Sussex scrambled to find concrete evidence to present in court after hours upon hours of cross-examination by the King's Counsel in June. Grievances and emotional recounting of the turmoil he experienced due to Mirror Group Newspapers during the years 1996-2011 formed the bulk of the prince's testimony.
The Earl's assertion about alleged payouts the media conglomerate gave to injured parties notwithstanding — it is understood that major evidentiary findings have not been presented during Harry's time in the witness box. This is in light of the Duke's comment about "laughing" with Meghan Markle about court evidence.
There was no comment from the royal family, even though both Prince William and King Charles III were reportedly "worried" about the Montecito royals' testimony.