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Bruce Forsyth’s widow among Royal Family guests at Donald Gosling’s memorial service


The 62-year-old former Miss World and widow of Sir Bruce Forsyth remembered late Sir Donald Gosling, 90, at Westminster Abbey today and was joined by a host of famous faces including Dame Shirley Bassey, and Angela Rippon. Senior members of the royal family were also in attendance including Prince William, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles.

The former actress arrived solo at Westminster Abbey as she smiled for cameras while making her way into the church.

Lady Wilnelia Merced-Forsyth looked effortlessly chic as she donned a black and cream two-piece suit.

The outfit showcased her incredible frame which she teamed with a black fur coat to shield herself from the cold temperatures.

She wore a blazer which featured a stripe design all over the jacket and was finished with large buttons down the front.

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According to the MailOnline, the multi-millionaire businessman is said to have left £50million in his will to the Royal Family, which will be put towards a scheme to commission a new Royal Yacht.

Sir Donald and his business partner, Ronald Hobson, became two of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs after setting up the company which became the NCP in 1948 with just £200 and a plan to turn a wartime bomb site in central London into a car park.

Fifty years later they collected £580 million from their share of the sale of the company to a US firm for £801 million.

Through his Gosling foundation, he gave £100 million to charity, most of it related to the Navy.

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He loaned his own luxury yacht Leander – named after the wartime cruiser he served on – to the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee tour in 2012.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward also attended the service for Sir Donald.

Prince William was also in attendance at the ceremony, as Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, missed the service.

Other celebrity faces included comedian Jimmy Tarbuck and actor Anthony Andrews.



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