Deborah James has revealed she was honoured with a Damehood by the Duke of Cambridge at her family home on Friday.
The You, Me and the Big C podcast host, 40, said she was “utterly honoured” that Prince William had joined James and her family for afternoon tea and champagne, where she received the honour.
Sharing the news on Instagram, she wrote: “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.
“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.
Praising Prince William, she added: “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!”
It was announced on Thursday that the mum-of-two had been honoured with a damehood for her “tireless campaigning”.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was “richly deserved”.