The Lady Elizabeth Sarah Lavinia McCorquodale (born 19th March 1955) is the eldest daughter of Edward Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and his first wife, Frances (formerly the Honourable Frances Burke Roche). Diana, Princess of Wales, was her younger sister. She was born The Honourable Elizabeth Sarah Lavinia Spencer; she acquired the courtesy title The Lady Elizabeth Sarah Lavinia Spencer in 1975, when her grandfather died and her father became the 8th Earl Spencer. Lady Sarah was educated at West Heath boarding school near Sevenoaks in Kent.
She married Neil Edmund McCorquodale (born 1951), son of Alastair McCorquodale and Rosemary Sybil Turnor, on 17 May 1980 in Northamptonshire, England. Neil McCorquodale is a nephew of Lady Sarah's stepmother, Raine de Chambrun.
Neil McCorquodale and Lady Sarah McCorquodale have three children Emily Jane McCorquodale (born 1983) George Edmund McCorquodale (born 1984 ) Celia Rose McCorquodale (born 1989)
These children are first cousins of Prince William and Prince Harry on the maternal side.
Upon Diana's death in 1997 Lady Sarah, her sister Jane and Prince Charles flew to Paris to accompany Diana's body back to England. She, like her brother and sister, contributed to the readings at Diana's funeral. She was co-executor of her sister's will and is President of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.
Lady Sarah and her family reside in Lincolnshire.