Gloria Hunniford shares moving gesture by grandson to honour her late daughter Caron: 'Made me cry'

Gloria Hunniford shares moving gesture by grandson to honour her late daughter Caron: 'Made me cry'

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Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 24/04/2024

- 14:07

Updated: 25/04/2024

- 08:50

The presenter shared the touching decision her grandson had made

Gloria Hunniford has shared how her grandson Charlie will be getting married this year in the same church her late daughter Caron Keating tied the knot.

Keating was diagnosed with breast cancer at 34 years old and heartbreakingly died of the disease in 2004 at the age of 41.

Charlie, 29, was only nine years old when he lost his mother, while his brother Gabriel was just seven.

Speaking to Bella magazine, Loose Women star Hunniford explained: "We talk about her all the time and Charlie has decided that he wants to be married in the church his mum got married in.

"That's happening later this year, which I think is lovely. It made me cry when he told me. Charlie's wedding will be a wonderful big family event."

Keating is also buried in the church's graveyard at St Peter's in Hever, Kent.

Caron Keating and Gloria Hunniford

Keating tragically died in 2004


The 84-year-old continued: "To lose a child is the worst thing, in my opinion, that can ever happen to you.

"I was completely and utterly devastated and there was a point where I thought, 'This could take me out as well.'"

Speaking in 2021 on ITV's Loose Women, Hunniford held back tears as she talked about her daughter.

As the panel chatted about marking milestones after losing a loved one, she reflected: "The first one [milestone] is agonising," MailOnline reports.

Charlie and Gloria

Hunniford revealed her grandson Charlie would be getting married at the same church his mother did

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"When we lost Caron - and her anniversary was just last week - I was determined in my own head, that her children, Charlie and Gabriel would mark occasions like Mother's Day, like Christmas, like her birthday.

"But on the date of her passing I try to keep it quite light." Elsewhere, Hunniford has recently spoken out about her future on television.

Having been a panelist on Loose Women for 10 years this year, it seems she has no plans to step down

Speaking to the Daily Express, she said of the show: "I really like it, I like the camaraderie amongst the women.

Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Caron Keating

Caron died of cancer in 2004


"I like that we can talk about different subjects all the time – some of them fun and some of them serious, which is a good balance to get.

"Sometimes you tend to forget that you are on live TV because it’s four women just discussing whatever the issue is, whether it’s light or whether it’s a heavy subject."

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