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Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer is converting to Judaism for her fiancé

The 29-year-old model has reportedly begun taking religious instruction ahead of her marriage to fashion tycoon Michael Lewis.

Lady Kitty Spencer, the niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, is reportedly converting to Judaism ahead of her marriage to millionaire fashion tycoon Michael Lewis.
According to The Times, friends of the couple, who became engaged in December last year, have revealed Lady Kitty has begun taking religious instruction in preparation for her marriage to the 61-year-old.
Taking an Orthodox conversion will require Lady Kitty to follow Jewish principles such as observing the Sabbath and following Jewish dietary laws and joining a synagogue.
Michael, who is chair of the Foschini Group, reportedly proposed to the 29-year-old during a trip to his hometown in South Africa. The couple is believed to have begun dating in August 2018.
Lady Kitty Spencer is reportedly converting to Judaism ahead of her marriage to millionaire tycoon Michael Lewis. (Image: Getty)
With a 30 year age-gap between each other – Michael is five years older than Lady Kitty's father Earl Charles Spencer – this will be Michael's second marriage.
He has three children from his previous marriage.
Previously speaking about whether she would have children of her own, Lady Kitty told The Daily Mail she wasn't "in any rush" to start a family.
"I can see myself having children at some point," she said at the time.
"But I'm only in my 20s. I do have friends my age who are having children, and they are so, so, sweet, but I think everyone should do things in their own time."
The English model was previously in a four-year relationship with property magnate Niccolo Barattieri di San Pietro, 48, who she split with in 2017.
While no further details about Lady Kitty and Michael's wedding have been announced, it is believed they will marry in Michael's native South Africa, which also happens to be where Kitty was raised.
Kitty's cousins Prince William and Prince Harry are also likely to be on the guest-list.
Kitty at her cousin Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle in May 2018. (Image: Getty)
Last year Lady Kitty sent the internet into a frenzy when she posted a throwback photo of herself on Instagram, with many remarking at the striking similarities between her and her cousin, Princess Charlotte.
Kitty shared a throwback pic of herself back in 1992, and had her followers remarking at her cousin Princess Charlotte's resemblance to her. (Image: Getty, Instagram/@kitty.spencer)
More accurately four-year-old Charlotte's first cousin once removed, Kitty took to Instagram to share a picture of her riding a pony in 1992 and the comment section was inundated with followers commenting on how much Princess Charlotte looked like her – and we've got to agree!
Only time will tell if Princess Charlotte continues to look like Kitty as she grows up, and we can't wait to find out!