Tributes have been paid to socialite Sir Dai Llewellyn who died of cancer.
The 62-year-old was receiving treatment for bone cancer at Edenbridge and District War Memorial Hospital.
Friend Dragomir Devedlaka said Sir Dai’s former wife and two daughters were at his bedside when he passed away at about 9pm on Tuesday.
Sir Dai was born in Aberdare, South Wales, in 1946 and was brother to Roddy Llewellyn, who had a six-year affair with Princess Margaret.
In an interview in November, Sir Dai said he was “riddled” with cancer.
The bon viveur said: “It’s all down to alcohol, it’s all my fault. Oh what a joy, what a pleasure alcohol can bring you.
“It can be one of life’s great pleasures, but it can also cause great downfalls.”
Businessman Mr Devedlaka said Sir Dai was transferred to the hospital for radiation treatment for bone cancer six weeks ago, having previously been at a Kent hospice.
Paying tribute to his friend of 30 years, he said: “He was one of the best raconteurs in the world, if not the number one.He was the perfect gentleman, and was the most amazing person to be with.”
The son of former gold-winning Olympic showjumper Sir Harry Llewellyn, Sir Dai inherited the Baronetcy of Bwllfa when his father died in 1999.
He was a staunch supporter of the UKIP, and stood for the party in the National Assembly for Wales in 2007. A rift between Sir Dai and his brother formed when he mentioned Roddy’s relationship with Princess Margaret in a newspaper.