Brenda Edwards reads letter from King Charles after son Jamal's death

‘I have such fond memories of the times I met him’: Brenda Edwards breaks down in tears as she reads emotional letter from King Charles following son Jamal’s death

Brenda Edwards teared up on Thursday’s Loose Women as she read out a letter sent to her from King Charles following the death of her son Jamal Edwards.

The 53-year-old struggled to hold back her tears as she read the letter for the first time since receiving it after the unexpected death of Jamal in February.

She recalled being at home when she heard a knock on the door and found a smartly-dressed man waiting with a bouquet of white roses.

Teary-eyed: Brenda Edwards teared up on Thursday’s Loose Women as she read out a letter sent to her from King Charles following the death of her son Jamal Edwards

He handed her the flowers and a letter from the King, passing on his condolences and thanking Jamal for his hard work.

A visibly emotional Brenda revealed it said: ‘Dear Miss Edwards, I particularly wanted to write and say how desperately sorry to hear about the tragic news of your son Jamal. 

‘I can only begin to imagine what an immense and aching gap he will leave in your life.’

Tragic: The 53-year-old struggled to hold back her tears as she read the letter for the first time since receiving it after the unexpected death of Jamal in February (Jamal and Charles in 2013)

‘My heart goes out to you more than I can ever say. I will never forget Jamal’s dedication and support in helping with my Prince’s Trust over the years. His commitment as an ambassador has made the most enormous difference to the trust’s work and has helped to change the lives of countless young people.’

King Charles recounted: ‘I have such fond memories of the times I met him and can ill afford in this country to lose someone exceptionally special as your dear son.

‘I feel this letter can only be hopelessly inadequate under such soul destroying circumstances and will probably be no comfort of whatsoever in making your sense of anguish any easier to bear.’ 

Surprise visit: She recalled being at home when she heard a knock on the door and found a smartly-dressed man waiting with a bouquet of white roses

Music mogul Jamal died in February, aged just 31, from cardiac arrhythmia after taking ‘recreational drugs,’ with Brenda sharing his cause of death in a statement after an inquest was opened. 

His heartbroken mother, Brenda, described him as ‘a beautiful and selfless person’ in a statement read to the inquest. Earlier this year she said she wanted his death to ‘help drive more conversation about the unpredictability of recreational drugs’.

Jamal was awarded an MBE in 2014 for his services to music and he was an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust.

Statement: Brenda revealed the cause of her son’s death was related to drugs earlier this year

In a statement read to the hearing, Brenda said: ‘Jamal was a beautiful and selfless person.

‘Since growing up with his family in Acton he made it his personal mission to open doors for others to walk through.

‘To help people through life, to love and to laugh. And most importantly, to just make people happy.’

She added: ‘Jamal helped so many, working tirelessly to give a platform to people.

‘His charitable work stretched near and far, from working at homeless shelters to giving back to his roots in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

‘We are so proud of everything Jamal achieved over the course of his 31 years and how he impacted others’ lives. We miss him so much.’

Honour: Jamal was awarded an MBE in 2014 for his services to music and he was an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust

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