Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson left her ￡2.3million fortune to the children she never had in will she wrote 13 years before her death
- Tara Palmer-Tomkinson left her ￡2.3million fortune to the children she never had
- She made will in 2004, leaving her estate to her children once they reached 25
- But Miss Palmer-Tomkinson tragically died childless in February this year
- Her estate will now be passed to the families of her brother and sister?
Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson left her ￡2.3million fortune to the children she never had in a will she wrote 13 years before her death
Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson left her ￡2.3million fortune to the children she never had in a will she wrote 13 years before her death.
The former IT girl made the will in 2004, leaving her estate to her children once they reached 25.
But Miss Palmer-Tomkinson tragically died childless.
She was found dead by her cleaner in her ￡4million Kensington apartment in February aged 45.
Her estate, which was valued at ￡2.34million after her affairs were settled, will now be passed to the families of her ski firm boss brother James and author sister Santa Montefiore, The Sun reported.
In an interview in April last year the socialite said she regretted her wild party lifestyle, saying: 'I'd like to go back to that young girl and shake her. I did things I'm very ashamed of. I put my family through so much.
'I thought I'd be married and have two children by now. I imagined I'd be living in the country.'
In what is believed to be one of her last interviews, she told the Daily Mail's Weekend magazine about her quest to 'make her family proud again'.?
Miss Palmer-Tomkinson died 'peacefully in her sleep' from a perforated stomach ulcer, according to her sister.?
The grieving author insisted her 45-year-old sister was 'in high spirits' in the run-up to her death.?
Close friends: Prince Charles was 'broken up' by the death of close family friend Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. The pair are pictured at a reception in 2003
Dame Joan Collins has revealed the Prince looked visibly distraught after Tara's death. The pair are pictured in 2016 at the launch of Dame Joan's book
Palmer-Tomkinson, whose great-great-grandfather was a landowner and Liberal politician, once boasted she had kissed the Prince of Wales every day. Left: Actress Denise Van Outen
Tara arrives at Westminster Abbey for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton
The socialite's body was discovered at her luxury ￡1.6million west London apartment by her cleaner on February 8, as a close friend revealed she had relapsed into 'a dark place' in the weeks before her death
Following the news of her sudden death, her close friends the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were among the first to pay tribute.
Charles and Camilla said they were 'deeply saddened and our thoughts are so much with the family'.??
Miss Palmer-Tomkinson rose to fame in the 1990s as a hard-partying 'It girl'.
A regular on the London party scene she frequently hit the headlines with her extravagant lifestyle and revealing outfits.?
She had a well-documented battle with cocaine, spending up to ￡400 a day at the height of her addiction.?She nearly died from an overdose and needed septum reconstruction surgery.
Miss Palmer-Tomkinson had appeared on numerous reality TV shows, coming second to Tony Blackburn on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in 2002, but in recent years she became a virtual recluse as result of her drug addiction and a nervous breakdown.
She never married, but had relationships with a number of high-profile businessmen and pop stars, including Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes.??
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson had been making plans for the future when she died peacefully in her sleep, her family revealed
The socialite's party-loving ways became well-known around London in the 1990s. Pictured, at her birthday party in 1998?
She never married, but had relationships with a number of high-profile businessmen and pop stars (pictured right with friend Duncan James, from Blue)
In what is understood to be the her last interview, she told the Mail how her biggest regret was 'trusting people too easily in the 90s' when she was at the height of her popularity.
In it, she said: 'People still think I'm a party-crazy girl, but I'm 45 now and I live a much quieter life.
'And they think I live off a trust fund, but I've always earned my own money.'
In another, previously unpublished interview with the Sunday People, she opened up on her fight with drug addiction and her desire to turn her back on the lifestyle.
'You can say no to drugs. I don't know why I did it,' she said. 'You go to these rehab places and they tell you what you are, but I got it wrong.'?
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