Royal Family News: Prince Harry, Duke Of Sussex’s Godmother Lady Celia Vestey Has Died
British royal family news has a sad passing to report, Prince Harry’s godmother, Lady Celia Vestey, has died. An announcement of her death published in the Daily Telegraph reads: “Celia Elizabeth SRN BA. Died suddenly, but peacefully, on Saturday 28th November, aged 71 years. Adored wife of Sam. Much loved mother of William, Arthur and Mary and loving Granny of Ella, Frankie, Sam and Cosima. Family flowers only please, but donations gratefully received in Celia’s memory to Ebony Horse Club.”
Prince Harry’s Godmother Lady Celia Vestey Has Passed Away
The Daily Mail’s royal correspondent Rebecca English indicated that Prince Harry has offered his condolences to Lady Celia’s family. Lady Celia was one of six godparents selected for Harry by his parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1984.
In addition to Lady Celia, some of Harry’s other godparents are Diana’s friend Carolyn Bartholomew, Prince Andrew, Prince Charles’s cousin and daughter of Princess Margaret Lady Sarah Chatto, and Charles’ friend Gerald Ward.
Prince Harry Duke of Sussex Has Six Godparents Chosen For Him By His Parents
Present at Prince Harry Duke of Sussex’s baptism were his parents, his brother Prince William and his godparents. The event was also attended by senior members of the Royal Family including the Queen, Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. In addition, Harry’s maternal grandparents, Princess Diana’s parents, Earl Spencer and Frances Shand Kydd, were also in attendance.
Robert Runcie the then-Archbishop of Canterbury performed the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel.
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Prince Harry Was Baptized At St. George’s Cathedral Where He Was Also Married
Lady Celia was invited to Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018. Lady Celia was a member of the Queen’s inner circle of friends and was frequently photographed accompanying her to church.
Her husband Lord Samuel worked at the Royal Household between 1999 and 2018 as Master of the Horse, the third dignitary of the court. In 2019, he was appointed as a permanent Lord-in-waiting to the monarch. The couple’s eldest son followed in his father’s footsteps and served at the Royal Household between 1995 and 1998 as Page of Honour to the Queen.
Lord Samuel and Prince Harry Duke of Sussex’s godmother Lady Celia were married in 1981, a few months after he divorced his first wife Kathryn Eccles. The couple had three children together: The Hon. William Guy Vestey, The Hon. Arthur George Vestey and The Hon. Mary Henrietta Vestey. In addition, the couple had four grandchildren.
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