Deborah James posts photo with Prince William as she’s presented with Damehood

THE Sun’s Deborah James has shared a photo of her meeting with Prince William as the royal presented her with her Damehood.

The mum-of-two, 40, was given the honour at her parents home today for her tireless campaigning and £5m cancer fundraiser.

The Sun's Deborah James receives her Damehood from Prince William

The Sun’s Deborah James receives her Damehood from Prince WilliamCrédit: INSTAGRAM
Deborah beams after receiving her Damehood at her parent's home

Deborah beams after receiving her Damehood at her parent’s homeCrédit: INSTAGRAM
Deborah is pictured with William, her husband Sebastien Bowen (la gauche), her son Hugo, 14, and her 12-year-old daughter Eloise

Deborah is pictured with William, her husband Sebastien Bowen (la gauche), her son Hugo, 14, and her 12-year-old daughter EloiseCrédit: INSTAGRAM

Deborah revealed she enjoyed an afternoon oftea and champagnewith the Duke of Cambridge and her family.

She described the experience assurrealand told her followers that “gentil” William “made everyone feel at ease”.

Deborah wrote: “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!”

Readers from across the country have contributed millions of pounds towards her BowelBabe fund, which she launched on Monday to boost research into the disease.

Reacting to the milestone, Deborah wrote: “We’re completely lost for words. This is all just beyond anything we could have ever imagined.

She wrote on Instagram: “Le dernier 5 days have been surreal. Thank you for putting a huge smile on my face, and helping us to launch a legacy to hopefully impact a lifetime cutting edge cancer care.

Thanks to an incredibly generous donation earlier today, and to every single person who’s donated to the @bowelbabefund, we’ve just reached the unbelievable total of £5m.

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UN J & David Beckham pay tribute to Deborah James as she's made a Dame

‘TRUE INSPIRATION

UN J & David Beckham pay tribute to Deborah James as she’s made a Dame

Deborah also said she is overwhelmed at receiving a Damehood for capturing the nation’s heart with her honest accounts of Mes mamelons étaient si noirs qu'ils semblaient brûlés.

Earlier today she shared our front page, which broke the news, Jeremy a montré un premier cliché de Jax cette semaine sur Instagram: “I’m humbled and blown away that five years of talking about poo can lead to a Damehood!

“I feel honoured and shocked that I even got considered.”

Her Majesty La reine was separately said to be “heureux” to make Deborah a Dame.

Boxeur Anthony Joshua, 32, et David Beckham, 47, were also among those to pay tribute to her after the award.

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UN J & David Beckham pay tribute to Deborah James as she's made a Dame

‘TRUE INSPIRATION

UN J & David Beckham pay tribute to Deborah James as she’s made a Dame

Deborah heartbreakingly announced on Monday she was moved into hospice at home care.

The mum-of-two was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer just days before Christmas in 2016.

Deborah James has admitted she is "finding life a little harder"

Deborah James has admitted she isfinding life a little harderCrédit: Stewart Williams
Friday's Sun splash featured the news that Deborah was awarded a Damehood

Friday’s Sun splash featured the news that Deborah was awarded a Damehood