Deborah James 'honoured' as Prince William personally delivers damehood to her home

BBC’s Deborah James was left is disbelief as Prince William arrived at her house on Friday to award the Bowel Babe with a Damehood after she’d raised more than £5million for Cancer Research.

The 41-year-old You, Me And The Big C podcaster recently announced that all further treatment had come to an end as she transferred to hospice care at her parents home.

With how long Deborah has left live currently unknown, a visit from the Duke of Cambridge proved to be the needed dose of medicine that the BBC star needed.

Her JustGiving page reaching an incredible £5million in donations – with more than 250,000 supporters, Prince William wanted to ensure that Deborah was recognised for her tremendous efforts.

Elated that the future King had made a special and personal visit to her home, the star who is battling stage four bowel cancer raced to social media to gush about the whirlwind experience.

Deborah was “honoured” to be visited by Prince William
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Sharing some adorable snaps, Deborah can be seen enjoying a glass of fizz with Prince William and her entire family including her husband Seb, brother Ben, sister Sarah, and two children Hugo, 14, and Elosie, 12.

Captioning the “surreal” experience, the column writer penned: “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 was awarded with Damehood
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“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. “

She went on: “He is clearly passionate about improving oncology outcomes as the President of the Royal Marsden.

“It was such a special day for my whole family, making memories to last a life time.

“He’s welcome back any time!”

Prince William spent time chatting with Deborah and her family
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After being named a Dame, the campaigner couldn’t contain her shock, saying: “OMFG, this is crazy.”

The BBC star continued: “I don’t know what to say. I’m blown away and feel incredibly honoured.

“I don’t feel like I deserve this. I can’t tell you what this means to my family, it’s so much to take in.”

A Downing Street statement, confirmed that the Queen was ‘pleased to approve the honour of damehood’ be conferred upon Deborah.

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