The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today paid tribute to Dame who died from bowel cancer last night aged just 40 and called her an ‘inspirational and unfalteringly brave woman whose legacy will live on’.
Prince William cleared his diary and travelled to her parents’ home in Woking, Surrey, in mid-May to perform an honours ceremony at a tea party celebrating her extraordinary life.
The second in line to the throne and his wife had been deeply moved by her campaigning and bravery and paid a moving tribute to the mother-of-two, who is is survived by her two children Hugo, 14, and Eloise, 12, and her husband Sebastien.
In a tweet signed ‘W&C’, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said: ‘We are so sad to hear the heartbreaking news about Dame Deborah.Our thoughts are with her children, her family and techtogadgets her loved ones. Deborah was an inspirational and unfalteringly brave woman whose legacy will live on’.
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