London socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has died at the age of 45. She was found in her home today after reportedly battling a brain tumour.
Her close connections to the royals and status in London society propelled her to stardom during the 90s. She took full advantage and became famous for her wild parties, antics and media appearances.
Tara started her life as the goddaughter of Prince Charles. Her father was a wealthy landowner and Olympic skier who remains a close friend of the Prince of Wales.
loaded presents five facts on the late Palmer-Tomkinson to celebrate the life of the ‘it girl’ who intrigued a nation.
She was an accomplished and classical trained pianist who played with the National Symphony Orchestra and at events held at Royal Albert Hall and The Coliseum. She once said that she played the piano for two hours every day and couldn’t live without a piano in her home.
She was Autistic – Tara was diagnosed with the condition during her adulthood after being misdiagnosed with ADHD as a child.
She was generous. Tara told the Telegraph in 2016, “I spotted this guy while I was heading to the M3 and drove on, but couldn’t stop thinking of this one homeless man out smiling through the freezing weather. On the spur of the moment, I did a U-turn, drove all the way back and gave him £1,000 and he gave me a big hug.”
She supported various charities, including Mind.
She famously stated in a 2009 interview with Sky Arts that she had ‘kissed Prince Charles every single day since I was four years old.’
Rest in peace Tara.
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.