Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was NOT Prince Charles' goddaughter

Her sister Santa Montefiore tweeted earlier today that a coroner had found it wasn't a brain tumour but a perforated ulcer which had caused Palmer-Tomkinson to die "peacefully in her sleep".

The IT girl's sister, Santa Montefiore, took to Twitter today (Wed 15 Feb) to report the contents of the coroners' report into Tara's death and thank the public for their support.

The star was found dead in her London home on February 8.

She said: "Tara's good friends & family know that she was in high spirits in her last days". In the last few weeks Tara was happy, positive and making plans for when she recovered her health.

According to The Guardian, the English socialite's loved ones say her sudden death at the age of 45 in her London apartment was due to a perforated ulcer and peritonitis, not a brain tumor as previously suspected.

The sister of the late socialite also shut down unusual rumours that The Prince of Wales was Tara's godfather, "Tara was not the goddaughter of HRH the Prince of Wales".

"I got terribly frightened.

Their Royal Highnesses are close to her family".

'Those that knew and were close to Tara knew that there was no retreat to a "dark place" as some have disappointingly sought to suggest.

Known by Britain's tabloids as TPT, her entertaining life contained as many lows, including public meltdowns, as it did highs.

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

A private funeral will be held later this month.

"I said: 'What does this mean?"

In November, Ms Palmer-Tomkinson said she was undergoing treatment for a non-malignant growth in her pituitary gland.

Ms Palmer-Tomkinson, who battled drug problems in the past, said previous year that blood tests found she was suffering with an auto-immune disease which had caused tiredness, joint pain and acute anaemia.

  • Marlene Weaver