Kate Middleton’s charmed life isn’t without some grief and tragedy. Hello magazine wrote that Kate and Pippa Middleton’s childhood friend, Isobel Kennerley, died recently after a lengthy and painful struggle with a brain tumor.
Kate’s friend, who also suffered from Cerebral Palsy, asked to be able to take her own life as the pain became too much. Unfortunately, she deteriorated so quickly that by the time she realized how horrific her long death would be, she was no longer able to so much as lift her hands.
Isobel was only 33-years-old when she died, and had known Kate and Pippa Middleton from the time the three girls were Brownies. She joined the same Brownie pack in 1990 and even shared the same six as the Middleton sisters, who, as more experienced Brownies, would have been responsible for helping their new friend learn the ropes.