Even in a pandemic high society abhors a vacuum. For too long there has been an empty space where an It girl should be and now, hallelujah, we have two for the price of one: twins Lady Amelia and Lady Eliza Spencer. The 28-year-old daughters of Earl Spencer, baby sisters of fashion darling Lady Kitty Spencer, the twins are a genetic miracle of big eyes, shiny blond hair, long, tanned limbs and Cape Town joie de vivre. If posing for the cover of Tatler isn’t a statement of It girl intent, what is? And if it was good enough for the original It girl, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, then it’s good enough for the Spencer sisters.
This is not, however, the first time they have caught the eye. It was at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge that society first sat up and took notice. Amid a sea of St Andrews pals and stolid family friends from the home counties there, in a prime pew, were three insanely glamorous blondes. Who on earth were they? True, Kitty had been on the cover of Tatler two years before, aged 18, but the sisters had yet to make much of a splash. Ten years on, while Kitty has become a catwalk staple and muse of Dolce & Gabbana, Amelia and Eliza are stepping up to the plate.