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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson’s Death Left Prince Charles ‘Broken’, Says Joan Collins

'He looked very sad... he was broken up.'

10/03/2017 07:38 | Updated 10 March 2017

Dame Joan Collins has revealed Prince Charles has been left devastated by the death of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.

The socialite was found dead at her London home last month at the age of 45, after suffering a perforated ulcer.

Joan, who met the Prince of Wales a recent charity event, revealed that Tara’s untimely death had hit him hard.

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The Prince of Wales and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson were close.

It was widely believed that Tara was the goddaughter of the future king, although her sister Santa Montefiore, insisted this wasn’t actually the case in a tweet following her death.

At the time, Charles issued a statement saying he was “deeply saddened” by Tara’s death.

In joint statement issued by Clarence House, Charles and the Duchess of Cambridge added: “Our thoughts are so much with the family.”

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Joan added that she had seen Tara just before she died and revealed that she was looking forward to the future following a period of ill health.

Tara’s funeral took place in Hampshire last month, just a week after her sister confirmed she died of natural causes.

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