One among Prince Harry’s most devoted followers, Daphne Dunne, died on Monday, April 1. She was 99.
“It’s with the saddest of hearts that I want to share the information that our most beloved mum and nanna, Daphne Dunne, handed away peacefully yesterday morning,” her relations introduced on Instagram on Tuesday, April 2. “She was a very particular girl who can be drastically missed by so many. The easy act of stoping Daphne on the street and holding her hand meant extra to Daphne than anybody may ever think about.”
The household famous that Dunne, who dubbed herself “Prince Harry’s Australian Grandma” in her Instagram bio, “spent a big a part of her life representing the ladies of the Australian Military and her two husbands Lt. Albert Crowne VC MM and John Patrick Dunne, guaranteeing that their service to Australia was by no means forgotten.”
“It’s becoming that Daphne handed away on the primary of April as it’s a month of renewal, remembrance and reunification along with her family members that handed earlier than her,” the assertion continued. “We love you mum/nanna/Daphne, at all times and without end.”
In response to a number of reviews, Dunne died after a battle with pneumonia. The information comes simply days after she acquired a particular letter from Harry, 34, and his spouse, Duchess Meghan, to have fun her birthday.
“My spouse and I ship our warmest needs to you on the event of your 99th birthday on Friday,” Harry wrote within the card. “We hope you could have a beautiful celebration surrounded by household and associates and that you simply’ve managed to flee hospital. Congratulations on reaching this essential and spectacular milestone earlier than your centenary 12 months subsequent 12 months. Comfortable birthday, Daphne. Finest needs, Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
Dunne first met Harry in 2015 when he visited Sydney. They crossed paths once more through the 2017 Invictus Video games and a 3rd time in October 2018, when a pregnant Meghan, 37, lastly had the pleasure of assembly her husband’s longtime admirer.