Kirstie Allsopp has revealed that her auctioneer father Charles has died aged 83, and said she was “so proud to be his daughter” in a moving eulogy.


Kirstie Allsopp shared a moving tribute on Friday, revealing that her father Charles had died aged 83.

The “Location, Location, Location” star, 52, revealed that Charles, 6th Baron Hindlip, passed away at his home on June 5.

Kirsty shared a picture of Lord Hindlip and captioned the post: “This is my father, Charlie Hindlip. He was a brilliant auctioneer, one of the finest men of his generation, an artist, gardener, father of four, grandfather of eight and a loving husband to a wife who was lost far too soon.”

“He was a real star. He worked hard, he played hard and he improved beyond what anyone expected.”

“He died yesterday at home, surrounded by love, flowers and photographs, in the house he built and overlooking the magnificent gardens he created from scratch.”

Kirstie Allsopp revealed that her father Charles has died aged 83, in an emotional eulogy on Friday.

Kirstie Allsopp revealed that her father Charles has died aged 83, in an emotional eulogy on Friday.


The “Location, Location, Location” star revealed that Charles, 6th Baron Hindlip and former chairman of the iconic Christie’s auction house, passed away at his home on June 5.

“I have always been proud to be my father’s daughter and will remain so until the day I die. Take care of yourself, dad. We loved you very much.”

Among those paying tribute was presenter George Clarke, who wrote: “Kirsty I’m so sorry but the words you have about him are so beautiful. Sending you the biggest hugs and loads of love. George xxxxx.”

Prince Charles was the former chairman of the famous London auction house Christie’s until his retirement in 2002, and his title means Kirsty can use the title “The Honourable”.

Last week, Kirsty revealed that Prince Charles had been rushed to hospital, and posted a series of tweets criticising the hospital’s visiting hours.

The star noted that when her father fell ill in 2022, she was unable to visit his bedside due to COVID-19 restrictions.

She wrote: “When my father became seriously ill in 2022, I spent my energy and endless hours at his bedside tweeting about visiting hours, even as many hospitals still had unnecessary Covid-related restrictions in place.”

“My dad’s in hospital again, hopefully for a short time. Just tweeting my observations this time because the news is full of people talking about how to fix this and how to fix that and the NHS has a big role to play in that.”

“But what does it look like from the perspective of older men and their families, and how can it be replicated in similar situations by families with fewer family structures and assets?”

“I’ve spent a lot of time in hospitals both here and abroad and signage is a huge problem. They seem obsessed with bombarding hospital visitors and patients with more information than anyone can comprehend. Much of it is confusing. Leaving the hospital at 11.30pm and getting back to your car is a huge task.”

Two days later, Kirsty added: “If doctors are seeing patients at night, without a family member or carer present, how do they know what’s going on if the patient is confused or has dementia?”

“They said that today is a holiday and there will be no rounds, so my father will be at the hospital again even though he wants to go home.”

“Plus, in the evenings he gets more tired and confused, making it harder to gauge his progress. And ‘What day is it today?’ is a completely stupid question. He’s been in the hospital since Tuesday, so how could we know? My sister spent all of last Thursday thinking it was Friday.”

Just a week before her father died, Kirsty posted on Twitter: “I’m so grateful for all of the responses, all of the stories, so many of which are so similar to my dad’s and ours.”

“When we started campaigning about visiting hours in 2021, we realised how difficult it was for people with disrupted family members in hospital.

“We’ve learned a lot more since our family passed away in 2022, and we’ve learned even more now. One thing you realize is that one doctor or nurse can make a huge difference, for better or worse. We were lucky to have Dr. P. come to see us yesterday. Wow! What a difference.”

In August, Kirsty also paid tribute to her co-star Phil Spencer after his parents died in a car accident.

Phil’s father Richard (known as David to friends and family), 89, and mother Ann, 82, were rescued from the car after it veered off the access road to their home and fell into a river on their farm, but sadly did not survive.

Kirstie Allsopp has paid tribute to the parents of her best friend Phil, 53, saying it was a “great comfort” to him to have them with her when they died. Sun I will report.

Richard and Ann were reportedly leaving their farm on Friday to go to a local pub for lunch when their car was swept away into a shallow river – a tributary that runs through the family’s farm at Littlebourne, near Canterbury, Kent.

Kirstie Allsopp told The Sun that she had spoken to Phil and that the death was a “tragedy” for the “very loving and close” Spencer family.

She said Richard and Ann, who have four children and eight grandchildren, were “lovely people” and “both Christians”.

Kirsty added that Phil and his siblings were supporting each other through the tragedy.

She paid tribute to Phil’s parents on Instagram, sharing a picture of them at home and writing: “This lovely photograph was taken recently at their home in Kent and is of Anne and David Spencer. We are very sad to announce that they both passed away yesterday in a car accident close to their home.”

“They were farmers and animal lovers, devoted parents to Robert, Caryn, Helen and Philip and doted on their eight grandchildren. Their only blessing is that they died together, so they do not have to mourn each other’s loss.”

“I know you all, like me, want to send lots of love to Phil and all his family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.”

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