Lady Kitty Spencer didn’t choose to be famous but she had no choice in the matter because of the worldwide interest in her late aunt, Princess Diana. But Spencer, who is the eldest daughter of Charles Spencer, brother to the late Princess of Wales, is interesting in her own right.

Her parents ensured she had a sheltered childhood away from media attention, but now she’s embracing that attention and using it as a powerful tool to create change. She’s also broken free from the shadows of her family ties and become known for things completely unrelated to her royal relatives. Here is everything you need to know about Princess Diana’s stunning niece.