Dame Deborah James has thanked well-wishers who have raised over £5.7million for the ‘most humbling five days of her life’ and said she plans to die with a ‘massive smile, no regrets and a big glass of champagne’.
The cancer-stricken mother-of-two, 40, enjoyed an afternoon of ‘tea and champagne’ with Prince William on Friday as he presented her with a Damehood for her tireless campaigning and fundraising efforts.
She took to Instagram this afternoon to post pictures of the Duke with herself and her family, saying the visit gave them ‘so much to smile about in the sadness’.
The BBC podcaster told her 686,000 followers: ‘I believe I may have had the most surreal, mind blowing, humbling 5 days of my life.
‘I cannot thank you for your generosity at launching the @bowelbabefund which now stands at £5.7 million, and to the @dukeandduchessofcambridge for going above and beyond to make a very special memory happen yesterday.
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