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The Duchess of Cambridge’s voice coach dies at the age of 48

Anthony Gordon Lennox, the man who provided voice coaching to the Duchess of Cambridge, has died following a short illness at the age of 48.

Politicians and celebrities who knew and received elocution lessons from Mr Gordon Lennox have flooded social media with tributes after the news of his death was announced.

In the months before her wedding, the Duchess of Cambridge had months of voice coaching from Mr Gordon Lennox. He also helped her brother James Middleton to practise the reading he gave during the wedding ceremony held at Westminster Abbey in 2011.

Other high profile clients who sought the expert’s advice included Amanda Thatcher for a reading at the funeral of Margaret Thatcher 2013.

Other clients included United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, David Cameron and a vast array of other politicians.

Paying tribute on Twitter, former Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Anthony was one of the most kind hearted and decent people I ever had the privilege of meeting.

“He was passionate about his politics – wanting rational, moderate, reasonable arguments to win the day.

“Ant had a magical ability to help people get across in the most simple and straightforward way possible what they really wanted to say.

“It is tragic that he has been taken away from us so early.”

Former Chancellor George Osborne also paid tribute, tweeting: “Anthony Gordon Lennox has died after a short illness. A wonderful, loyal and wise friend & man for all seasons. Unbelievably sad & unfair.”

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