Prince William Visits BBC Podcaster Deborah James at Her Home to Present Her with Damehood

Prince William paid a special visit to new Dame Deborah James.

On Friday, the BBC host, 40, shared photos of the royal, 39, at her family’s home as he presented her with the Damehood honor. In the pictures, Prince William smiled with James, her husband Sebastien Bowen, and their two children Hugo, 14, and Eloise, 12.

In one snap, James proudly held up her Damehood emblem and appeared to pose for a selfie or FaceTime call featuring Prince William in another photo. The carousel also shows James gathering with Prince William and her loved ones, who held up wine glasses around a table in her family’s backyard.

“Prince William actually came to our family house today!!” James wrote alongside the series of images and shared how they spent the day. “I am utterly honoured that he joined us for afternoon tea and champagne, where he not only spent a generous amount of time talking to my whole family but also honoured me with my Damehood.”

Added James: “It’s quite surreal having a royal pop in at home, and yes you can imagine the cleaning antics and preparation went off the scale — but it was all irrelevant because William was so kind and he put us all at ease.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Charmaine Patterson