Prince Charles pays tribute to Lynda Bellingham

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 October 2014
Prince Charles

Prince Charles

Britain's Prince Charles has described late star Lynda Bellingham as a "marvellous actress" and someone who will be "hugely missed" following her death on Sunday (19.10.14)

Prince Charles has paid tribute to Lynda Bellingham, admitting she will be "hugely missed".

The 65-year-old royal praised the late star, who died on Sunday (19.10.14) aged 66 after battling colon cancer, for being a fantastic ambassador for his charity PRIME (Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise) and a "marvellous actress".

Speaking to delegates at the launch of his new PRIME initiative in London yesterday (23.10.14), he said: "Before referring to the work of PRIME, I did just want to pay, if I may, a special tribute to Lynda Bellingham, who was, as many of you know, a wonderful ambassador for PRIME.

Personally I was greatly saddened to learn that she had passed away. As you know, she was not only a marvellous actress but also someone who worked tirelessly for others.

"So she really will be hugely missed."

The 'Faith in the Future' star - whose cancer later spread to her lungs and liver - was previously invited to the event, which saw the launch of a campaign to encourage employers to give jobs to some of the 1.1 million, dubbed the "missing million", who are 50 and over and want to work again, but had to politely decline due to her illness.

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