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Prince Harry heartbreaking: Duke’s godmother Lady Celia Vesti dies ‘suddenly’ | Royal | News

Prince Harry heartbreaking: Duke's godmother Lady Celia Vesti dies 'suddenly' |  Royal |  News

The Death Notice published today reads: “Celia Elizabeth SRN BA., Died Saturday, November 28, at the age of 71. Sam’s wife. Worshiped wife. Sam and Cosima.

“Private Family Funeral. Later Memorial Service.”

The notice, published in the Daily Telegraph, reads: “Not only family flowers please, but donations to the Ebony Horse Club in Celia’s memory are gratefully received.”

According to Rebecca English, the Royal Correspondent of the Daily Mail, Prince Harry expressed his condolences to the family of Lady Celia.

Lady Celia, wife of Lord Samuel Vesti, was one of the six godparents chosen by Prince Charles and Princess Diana for Prince Harry in 1984.

The Godmother of Prince Harry has died at the age of 71 (Image: Getty)

The latest news from the royal family that Prince Harry Godmother Lady Celia Vesti has died

Picture taken on the day Prince Harry was christened (Image: Getty)

Prince Andrew, daughter of Prince Charles cousin and Princess Margaret Lady Sarah Chatto, was chosen along with Diana’s flatmate Caroline Bartholomew and Prince of Wales friend Gerald Ward Lady Celia.

Now the Duke of Sussex, then Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Robert Ransey, was baptized at St. George’s Chapel, where he tied the knot three decades later.

Along with his parents, brother Prince William and Godparents, senior members of the Royal Family for the christening were the Queen, Prince Philip and the Queen Mother.

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The latest news from the royal family that Prince Harry Godmother Lady Celia Vesti has died

Prince Harry’s Godmother Lady Celia with Queen (Image: Getty)

The latest news from the royal family that Prince Harry Godmother Lady Celia Vesti has died

Prince Harry has six godparents (Image: Getty)

The latest news from the royal family that Prince Harry Godmother Lady Celia Vesti has died

Lady Celia married Lord Samuel in 1981 (Image: Getty)

Her husband Lord Samuel served at the Royal Household between 1999 and 2018.

During that time, he served as the court’s third honorary master of the horse.

The year after his retirement he was appointed permanent lord-in-waiting for the king.

Lord Samuel and Lady Celia were married in 1981, months after he divorced his first wife. Catherine Eccles.

The latest news from the royal family that Prince Harry Godmother Lady Celia Vesti has died

Prince Harry now lives in California (Image: Expression)

The couple has three children. William Guy Vesti, Hon. Arthur George Vesti and the Honorable. Mary Henrietta Vesti, and four grandchildren.

Their eldest son followed in his father’s footsteps and worked at the Royal Household.

Between 1995 and 1998, he served as Page of Honor for the Queen.

The latest news from the royal family that Prince Harry Godmother Lady Celia Vesti has died

Lady and Lord Vesti came to church with the Queen in 2012 (Image: Getty)

The last time Prince Harry was in mid-March, he and Meghan completed their final duties as senior royals.

The couple then traveled to British Columbia to reunite with their son Archie.

Before the end of March, they left Canada and moved to Los Angeles, Meghan’s hometown, where they lived for a few months at producer Tyler Perry’s house.

In July, the three families moved to their new home in Montecito, Santa Barbara.