Prince William: He visits a terminally ill presenter

Prince William
He visits a terminally ill presenter

Prince William performing in London.

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There was tea and champagne: Prince William visited the terminally ill presenter Deborah James at home.

Prince William (39) made presenter Deborah James (40) happy with a special visit. Queen Elizabeth II (96) had recently ennobled the BBC radio presenter and podcaster, who was suffering from cancer. To celebrate her title of Dame, the Duke of Cambridge came to see James in person.

The 40-year-old shared pictures on Instagram by Prince William at her family home, he presented her with a medal and certificate. In the pictures, which were taken in the family garden, the royal smiles for the camera along with James, her husband Sebastien Bowen and their two children Hugo, 14, and Eloise, 12.

Deborah James wrote: “Prince William actually came to our house today!!” She said she was “deeply honored that he joined us for afternoon tea and champagne.” He spent a lot of time talking to the whole family and presented her with her title, the presenter further revealed.

“Prince William was so kind”

She added: “It’s quite surreal to have a royal as a visitor at home,” and explained how much time the family put into the preparations. “But it was all irrelevant because William was so nice and put us all at ease.” It was “such a special day” for her whole family. “Memories that will last a lifetime. He’s always welcome back!”

The presenter, who is suffering from cancer, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for her fundraiser and her fight against cancer. The British title “lady” is the corresponding term for women and thus the counterpart to the title “sir”.

Deborah James is seriously ill with colon cancer

A few days ago, Deborah James announced that she was no longer in a hospital due to her colon cancer and was receiving palliative care at home. Her body could no longer withstand the fight against the disease, she wrote.

The BBC presenter was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in 2016. She documented her progress and challenges on social media, and in 2020 she announced she was cancer-free before the cancer returned. She is calling for donations via her Bowelbabe Fund, which she has set up.

Prince William and his wife Duchess Kate (40) also supported James’ campaign via Twitter. According to media reports, the two royals are also said to have made private donations. Since Monday alone, a total of almost 4.5 million euros has been raised for British cancer research.


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