Harry suddenly lost his godmother Lady Celia Vestey who had also been by his side on his wedding day with Meghan Markle
Who was Lady Celia Vestey, Harry's godmother
Mourning for Prince Harry who lost his godmother Lady Celia Vestey. A close friend of Queen Elizabeth, Lady Celia died suddenly at the age of 71.
The announcement of the disappearance was made by the family through the Daily Telegraph where it is stated that she died suddenly "but peacefully on November 28, aged 71". “Sam's adored wife, much loved mother of William, Arthur and Mary and grandmother of Ella, Frankie, Sam and Cosima. The funeral will be held privately ". The family specifies not to send flowers, but to welcome donations in memory of the deceased.
Harry learned of the disappearance of his godmother personally phoned his children to offer his condolences, as reported by the Sun. The Prince, as is well known, now lives in Los Angeles and in any case could not have attended the funeral. A difficult time for Harry, also in consideration of the pain he experienced last July from Meghan Markle's natural abortion which caused the loss of their second child.
Lady Celia was one of six godfathers and godmothers chosen by Charles and Diana for Harry's baptism. According to rumors, her appointment as godmother caused a family quarrel, because Princess Anna, Charles's sister, was not chosen. He also attended the Prince's confirmation in 2000 where he posed in an official photo with Charles, William and other guests. He was also present at Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in 2018.
Lady Vestey's husband, Lord Samuel Vestey, served as Master of the Horse at the Royal Household from 1999 to 2018 and was appointed Lord in waiting by the Queen in 2019. Lady Celia was Elizabeth's close friend, often joining she and the rest of the Royal Family also on public occasions. At Royal Ascot she was frequently in the company of the Sovereign and on several occasions she arrived in carriages pulled by royal horses. She and her husband were part of Her Majesty's closest circle of friends.
The sudden death of Lady Celia therefore not only affected Harry but perhaps more than Elizabeth who has a trusted friend and is the second bereavement for the Queen in a short time.