Deborah James finding 'so much to smile about in the sadness' after Wills' visit

5/14/2022 5:58:00 PM

Dame Deborah James has gushed over her unexpected visit from Prince William on Friday ❤️

Deborah James

Dame Deborah James has gushed over her unexpected visit from Prince William on Friday ❤️

Dame Deborah James has gushed over her unexpected visit from Prince William on Friday as she thanked people for their donations to her Bowel Babe fundraiser

Deborah, 40, announced earlier this week that she was receiving hospice care from her home and penned a heartbreaking “goodbye" post on Monday 9 May, revealing that her body “just wasn’t playing ball”.She then asked for people to donate to her Bowel Babe fund in her honour. Initially Deborah aimed to raise £250,000, but she’s since surpassed the £5 million mark in just a matter of days.

As a result of the fundraiser’s success, Deborah has been made a Dame and received a visit from Prince William on Friday 13 May. Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter . You can sign up at the top of the page.

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Deborah James receives visit from Prince William as he awards her Damehood Deborah James has expressed her delight to receive a visit in person from Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, as he awarded her Damehood, as well as stopping by for afternoon tea and champagne. Her name is Deborah ,she was killed helplessly and set ablaze in her school yesterday in Nigeria by her Muslim colleagues and our leaders are not even as little as showing feigned empathy they are even applauding her killers … help us find justice for Deborah . Please 🙏🙏🙏

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The Sun calls for inspirational Deborah James to be made a DameMAKE our Debs a Dame! Sun writer Deborah James has captured the hearts of the nation, raising a staggering £3.6million after revealing she has days, weeks at most, to live. And today, The Sun…

Dame Deborah James ‘blown away’ as she raises £4.5million for the nationThe dame title would normally be announced as part of the New Year honours or to mark the Queen’s birthday but can be given at other times in exceptional circumstances The Bravest woman in the UK right now and my heart goes out to her and family and friends 💯❤️❤️

Deborah James made a dame by William at her home'It was such a special day for my whole family, making memories to last a life time. He’s welcome back any time!'

Dame Deborah James and her family are staying positive despite the mum-of-two currently receiving end-of-life care.My body can't continue, says Big C's Deborah James She launched the Bowelbabe fund - to pay for research into personalised medicine for cancer patients and to support campaigns to raise awareness of bowel cancer, on Monday - with an initial goal of £250,000.moved to end-of-life hospice care after her treatment had been stopped.May 13, 2022 - 21:38 BST Rebecca Lewis Prince William made a surprise visit to see Deborah James on Friday and gift her with a Damehood.

Deborah, 40, announced earlier this week that she was receiving hospice care from her home and penned a heartbreaking “goodbye" post on Monday 9 May, revealing that her body “just wasn’t playing ball”. She then asked for people to donate to her Bowel Babe fund in her honour. After Prince William conferred the damehood on Friday, the former deputy headteacher wrote: she was "utterly honoured" at being joined by him for afternoon tea and champagne, adding he had "spent a generous amount of time talking to my whole family". Initially Deborah aimed to raise £250,000, but she’s since surpassed the £5 million mark in just a matter of days. ‘He is clearly passionate about improving oncology outcomes as the President of the Royal Marsden. As a result of the fundraiser’s success, Deborah has been made a Dame and received a visit from Prince William on Friday 13 May. Image source, Deborah James Prince William is a patron of the Royal Marsden Hospital, a specialist cancer treatment centre that will be one of the main beneficiaries of Dame Deborah's new fund, alongside Cancer Research UK and Bowel Cancer UK. Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter . It was such a special day for my whole family, making memories to last a life time.

You can sign up at the top of the page. Damehoods and knighthoods are usually announced as part of the New Year Honours or the Queen's Birthday Honours. In another picture, she and the royal were surrounded by her family, while one image showed her displaying her Damehood proudly to the camera. The TV star has since opened up about “the most surreal, mind blowing, humbling 5 days of my life” in an emotional Instagram post. “I cannot thank you for your generosity at launching the @bowelbabefund which now stands at £5. The visit by the duke was arranged similarly quickly, as he had just returned from a two-day visit to the west of Scotland with his wife Catherine.7 million, and to the @dukeandduchessofcambridge for going above and beyond to make a very special memory happen yesterday,” Deborah wrote. On Friday, she said she was ‘lost for words’ as her fundraiser reached £5m. “Can’t quite believe im actually a Dame! My family are being amazing and as emotional as it all is, we are finding so much to smile about in the sadness. Dame Deborah began co-presenting You, Me and the Big C alongside Lauren Mahon and BBC Radio 5 Live newsreader Rachael Bland in 2018, with the show earning praise for its frank discussion of cancer. Deborah has been an inspiration and her honesty, warmth and courage has been a source of strength to so many people.

I may be getting weaker and more tired each tired having run off pure adrenaline, but my word, I always said I wanted to slide in sideways when my time is up, with a massive smile, no regrets and a big glass of champagne! Still my intention!!!” Sharing snaps of her visit from the 39 year old Prince, Deborah said she was “utterly honoured”. "Prince William actually came to our family house today!! I am utterly honoured that he joined us for afternoon tea and champagne, where he not only spent a generous amount of time talking to my whole family but also honoured me with my Damehood," Deborah excitedly wrote. Bland . "It’s quite surreal having a royal pop in at home, and yes you can imagine the cleaning antics and preparation went off the scale - but it was all irrelevant because William was so kind and he put us all at ease.” Deborah continued: "He is clearly passionate about improving oncology outcomes as the President of the Royal Marsden. Related Topics. It was such a special day for my whole family, making memories to last a life time. We have tried everything, but my body simply isn't playing ball.

He’s welcome back any time!" One photo showed Deborah sitting in a garden chair as William knelt down next to her, while another snap was of the pair with Deborah's husband Sebastian Bowen, and their two kids, Hugo, 14, and Eloise, 12. Another photograph showed the mum-of-two proudly showing off her well deserved Damehood ribbon. For updates on all your favourite celebs, sign up to our daily newsletter here. .