A 95 year old lady who is walking Hadrian's wall for charity has been given a surprise royal boost as she passed the halfway mark.
Doris Hancock, from Ambleside, is raising money for Centrepoint, a charity which helps young homelss people. Prince William is a patron and he sent Doris a surprise message to both express his gratitute to her and wish her an early Happy Birthday.
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