The Duchess of York has uncovered a series of items she will be selling in her new Trust in order to support causes close to her heart. Among the products available for sale are ‘Brew for the Crew’, a bundle of 80 English teabags and four batches of salted caramel and chocolate chip biscuits, with the whole pack going for £35.
But the most personal item in the collection is a brooch, designed in honour of one of her oldest friends.
Although she has not revealed her friend’s name, it is known she died of cancer last April.
The piece of jewellery costs only £10.
Of the special design, the Duchess said: “The forget-me-not flower and the York Rose symbolise new life while honouring those who have died.”
She also paid tribute to her “superb friend” whose eldest daughter she is godmother to.
The Duchess added: “Her positive energy and wicked sense of humour, even through her darkest times during her illness, will forever inspire me and all those that knew her.
“She was a superb friend, mother, grandmother and, thankfully, being godmother to her eldest daughter means we will forever be connected.”
The money from all the products will go to frontline workers and this who helped others throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Dampier said: “I know she has been finding the last few months very difficult.”
However, according to Wayne Leal, who founded the fitness concept of Super-A, a workout targeted at the over-40s, the Duchess’ makeup-free look shows her “real strength”.
The Duchess is said to be competing to become a part of the Super-A tribe, which is an elite group of people who are biologically younger than their actual age.
In a post-workout video, the Duchess said: “They always say you can choose your tribe, then choose your family or choose your friends.