Kate Middleton Tragically Loses a Childhood Friend

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Such sad news. Kate Middleton's childhood friend passed away recently. Isobel Kennerley died in May at the young age of 33. Sadly, Kennerley passed away after fighting an inoperable brain tumor. 

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According Kennerley's husband Scott and parents Christine and Simon, said she fought the disease with "amazing courage and dignity" before succumbing. 

The duchess met Kennerley, who had cerebral palsy, in 1990 through her Brownie troop. Kennerley went on a trip with Kate, as well as her sister Pippa, during Easter of 1991. According to the Daily Mail, the three girls slept in bunk beds in an old RAF building in the woods of the Cotswolds. They collected eggs, bottle-fed lambs and baby goats, and went for horse and cart rides.

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Later on, Kennerley reportedly said of the trip, "I really enjoyed it. Everyone was really kind to me because I have a disability. I remember going to brownie camp at Macaroni Wood and coming back to find an owl at the end of my bed. I don't remember what I did to deserve it, but I remember feeling really pleased."

The girls went their separate ways after their time in Girl Scouts, with Kate going on to meet Prince William and Kennerley becoming a teaching assistant at St Bartholomew's School in Newbury.

Despite the fact that the duchess hasn't spoken with Kennerly in some time, no doubt she's saddened to hear the news. Thoughts and prayers go out to Kennerley's family. 

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