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Royals In Mourning After Prince Charles’ Goddaughter Dies

The Royals are in mourning after Prince Charles’ goddaughter lost her fight to a brain tumour.

A year after her battle started, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died at her London home.

The 45-year-old was known for being a IT girl in her younger days.

Following her passing, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles remembered the columnist and gossip writer.

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“We are deeply saddened and our thoughts are so much with the family,” they said in a statement.

Palmer-Tomkinson was a fixture on the international social stage throughout the 1990s. She was regularly photographed partying with the rich and famous, and helped fuel her reputation as a wild child with regular media appearances.

Known by Britain's tabloids as "T-P-T," her entertaining life contained as many lows, including public meltdowns, as it did highs.

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She had a highly publicised, and reportedly very expensive, cocaine habit that led to the collapse of her nasal septum, which had to be surgically repaired.

In revealing her brain tumour late last year, she said she had been diagnosed in January after being treated for a benign growth on her pituitary gland.

She told British media: "I'm not the person I was, I'm much calmer. I don't go to places like Ibiza because the party world scares me."

The daughter of an Olympic skier, as a child her family would often ski together with the royals.

Staff Writers with AAP; Photos: Getty

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