Brenda Edwards in tears as she reads emotional letter from King Charles after Jamals death

Loose Women was back on our screens today after a four-day break to make room on ITV for the coverage of the Queen's death, and the show made an emotional return.

On the panel today were Ruth Langsford, Dame Kelly Holmes, Jane Moore and Brenda Edwards, who joined together to talk about Her Majesty and share personal memories of the royal family.

In a particularly moving segment, Brenda Edwards, whose son Jamal Edwards tragically died earlier this year, shared a personal letter of condolence sent to her by Kings Charles III.

Jamal had worked closely with the Prince's Trust and met the then-Prince Charles and his mother Queen Elizabeth II on a number of occasion.

Brenda revealed that King Charles contacted her following Jamal's death, as she explained: "A few days after Jamal had passed away there was a knock at the door. I opened it and there was a gentleman, very well dressed with a beautiful bouquet of white roses asking to speak to 'Miss Edwards'."

She added: "I thought 'what have I done?'. And then he handed me a letter addressed to myself and Tanesha." She added: "When I opened it, it said 'Clarence House' and I started shaking,"

The letter was a personal note from King Charles which Brenda movingly read aloud on the show.

She began: "Dear Miss Edwards, I particularly wanted to write and say how desperately sorry I was to hear the tragic news about your dear son, Jamal."


"And above all to send you my deepest sympathy. I can only begin to imagine what an immense and aching gap he will leave in your life and that of your daughter, Tanesha.

"And my heart goes out to both of you more than I can ever say."

Brenda's voice cracked as she continued to read the incredibly moving words: "I shall 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 disadvantaged young people.

"Jamal was, I know, greatly respected by my Trust's staff, supporters and young people whom he met during the many years of his involvement.

"It will I hope be at least some consolation to reflect on the enormous legacy of achievement which Jamal leaves and the immense affection in which he was held by so many."

Struggling to finish the letter as tears streamed down her face, Brenda took a pause for breathe and then continued: "I have such fond memories of the times I met him and can ill afford in this country to lose someone as exceptionally special as your dear son.

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

"But please know that you and your family are so very much in my thoughts at this saddest and most heart-breaking of times. Yours most sincerely, Charles."

As Brenda finished reading the letter her fellow Loose Women leapt to support her with Kelly saying: "Jamal obviously meant so much."

Brenda added: "It was very humbling to receive that and quite comforting."

King Charles was pictures yesterday with his own son, Prince Harry, for the first time since the Queen's death. Ruth agreed: "He could very easily have just written it short and sweet but that was so emphatic, so personal."

Brenda ended with: "I'm still going through that grieving process but you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try and move on with things."

Jamal died suddenly in February aged 31. The cause of death was revealed in an inquest last month finding that the SBTV founder died of cardiac arrest after ingesting a lethal mixture of cocaine and alcohol.

Jamal was a pioneer in the UK music industry and well-respected by his peers after creating the groundbreaking music platform SBTV. He was found dead at his home in Acton, West London.

Brenda called her late son "a beautiful and selfless person" in a statement shared in the inquest.

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