Prince William presents medals to terminally ill BBC presenter Deborah James
There was tea and champagne: The terminally ill presenter Deborah James was happy about a visit from Prince William. He didn’t come empty-handed.
British radio presenter Deborah James, who is suffering from terminal cancer and was recently knighted by the Queen, received her knightly order from Prince William (39) in person.
In pictures that James put on his Instagram account on Friday evening, the second in line to the British throne could be seen with 40-year-old James and relatives in the family garden. “Prince William has indeed come to our home today!” wrote James.
Prince William bestows titles on Deborah James
She added: “I am very honored that he joined us for afternoon tea and champagne (…)”. Not only did William spend a lot of time with the family, but he also brought her order, which gives her the title of lady, the female equivalent of sir. They spent a lot of time preparing the house, but it wasn’t necessary. William was very nice and calmed everyone down. “I don’t know if life could get any more surreal,” she wrote on Twitter. The day was very special for her and her family and they created memories for a lifetime. “He’s always welcome back,” James concluded her statement on Instagram.
James made a name for herself with a BBC podcast about cancer, in which she was very open about her own colon cancer. A few days ago she revealed that she is now in the final stages and has only a very limited time to live. According to her own statements, she has since raised more than five million pounds (5.9 million euros) with an appeal for donations in favor of cancer research.