Prince Harry's godmother Lady Celia Vestey dies aged 71
Prince Harry's Godmother Lady Celia Vestey in 2013
The Duke of Sussex's godmother, Lady Celia Vestey, died suddenly at the age of 71.
The Duke has made contact with their children and his thoughts are with their family, a source told the Telegraph.
Lady Celia and her husband, Lord Samuel Vestey, were members of the Queen's inner circle and avid horse racers.
Lord Samuel was Master of the Horse in the royal household from 1999 to 2018 and was appointed permanent Lord-in-Waiting of the monarch last August.
The couple married in December 1981 and had three children, the eldest of whom, William, served as the Queen's Honorary Page from 1995 to 1998.
Lady Celia was one of six godparents chosen by the Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, for Prince Harry before his baptism in 1984.
Queen Elizabeth II and Lady Celia Vestey attend Day 4 'Gold Cup Day' of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse - Max Mumby
The Duke of York, Princess Margaret's daughter Lady Sarah Chatto, Princess Carolyn Bartholomew's former roommate, Prince Gerald Ward's boyfriend and artist Bryan Organ were also on the list.
The young Prince Harry was welcomed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Robert Runcie, baptized in St. George's Chapel in Windsor, where he would later get married.
Lady Celia attended Duke and Meghan Markle's wedding in May 2018.
Her death was announced in today's Telegraph.
It read: "Celia Elizabeth SRN BA. Died suddenly but peacefully on Saturday, November 28, at the age of 71.
"Dear Sam. Beloved mother of William, Arthur and Mary and loving grandma of Ella, Frankie, Sam and Cosima.
"Private family burial. Memorial service later.
"Only family flowers, please, but donations that Celia gratefully received in memory of the Ebony Horse Club."
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