Prince Charles' god-daughter Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died 'due to ulcer'

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Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died from a perforated ulcer and did not have a brain tumour, her sister said.

Earlier today Tara's sister, author Santa Montefiore, also posted a number of tweets saying she was "touched by the warm response to Tara's death".

"Today (15Feb) the Coroner's report states that Tara died of natural causes - a perforated ulcer". In the last few weeks Tara was happy, positive and making plans for when she recovered her health.

The former TV star, "IT girl", and model died at her home in Earl's Court last week following an announcement last January that she was battling a brain tumour.

Referring to claims about Tara's royal connections, she added: 'Contrary to some reports, Tara was not the goddaughter of HRH the Prince of Wales'.

Speaking to The Daily Mail, Tara said she was "terribly frightened" when learning of the diagnosis, but that it had now cleared.

It went on to say that there was 'no retreat to a "dark place" as some have disappointingly sought to suggest'.

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Tara's family previously revealed a private funeral will be held for her in due course. "But not many people can contemplate Tara's life without it".

'As usual she had been busy with the friends and family she loved, and who loved her in return.

"Having become her friend, I can say she was all the things you'd imagine her to be - charming, feisty, fragile, smart, side-splittingly amusing - but overall the TPT I knew was remarkably kind". It was reported that the growth in her pituitary gland had been discovered during blood tests.

'We will miss Tara very much and will never forget the joy, love and humour she bought to our lives'.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's cause of death has been revealed.

As well as being a socialite, she was also a close friend of Prince Charles and attended the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

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