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Deborah James hits back at criticism over Meghan

DAME Deborah James hit back at grumbling critics after joking she couldn’t die over the Jubilee weekend because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would steal her thunder.

The Sun writer was still able to raise a smile on Saturday despite receiving end-of-life care due to incurable bowel cancer.

The 40-year-old told The Sun she was “determined not to die over the Jubilee weekend”, adding: “I don’t want Meghan stealing my thunder.”

But critics were quick to hit back, with some appearing to miss the joke. Deborah, who recently celebrated her brother’s engagement, later took to the platform to defend the Jubilee fun – explaining it was “a joke”.

The mum-of-two wrote: “Meghan comment is a joke, apparently you can still find a send off fun in your day!”

She added: “The rest is not. Is dying the last taboo of them all? I thought poo talk was hard, but navigating end-of-life care makes checking your poo easy by comparison of DNR chat and respect documents!”

Meanwhile, fans were quick to show their support, with one person commenting: “Of course it was a joke. It’s dark humour and how many of us have made a joke when in the GP surgery etc.

“Sadly there are lots of people who just don’t get that humour and take everything literally, then you have to explain it all and it’s so exasperating.”

Another said: “I thought it was a witty comment and I think it’s great you are being so honest with us all.

“It shows it’s ok to talk about poo, about death and about your personal wishes. Love your sense of humour, please don’t change.”

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