Prince Harry’s heartbreak as godmother Lady Celia Vestey dies ‘suddenly’ at age of 71

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Lady Celia Vestey, the godmother of Prince Harry, has passed away.

The news of her death was announced in the Daily Telegraph, where it was revealed that she had died "suddenly, but peacefully."

"Celia Elizabeth SRN BA. Died suddenly, but peacefully, on Saturday 28th November, aged 71 years," it said in the announcement.

"Adored wife of Sam. Much loved mother of William, Arthur and Mary and loving granny of Ella, Frankie, Sam and Cosima.

"Private family funeral. Memorial service later. Family flowers only please, but donations gratefully received in Celia's memory to Ebony Horse Club," it concluded.


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Prince Harry, 36, who made a surprise appearance on Strictly Come Dancing to support JJ Chalmers, actually has six godparents, with Lady Celia Vestey being one of them.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana also chose Prince Andrew, Charles's cousin Lady Sarah Chatto, Diana's flatmate Carolyn Bartholomew and Charles's friend Gerald Ward to be godparents to Harry in 1984.

Lady Celia Vestey attended Harry's wedding to wife Meghan Markle in 2018.

The sad news comes after yet more upsetting news after Harry's wife Meghan revealed she suffered a miscarriage in July.

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Speaking about her heartbreaking loss in the New York Times, Meghan, 39, said she felt a pain while changing her one year old son Archie's nappy.

"After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right," she bravely shared.

"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second."

Megan, who visited graves with Prince Harry on Remembrance day, continued: "Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband's hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears.

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"Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we'd heal."

After the couple's sad announcement, Prince Harry has reportedly been supported by dad Prince Charles and brother Prince William, as well as the rest of the Royal family.

A source close to the Queen was claimed to have said: "There is understandable sadness in the family."

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