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'Emotional' christening for Goody

Jade Goody's sons arrive at the hospital with their father, Jeff Brazier

Terminally ill Jade Goody has been christened with her two sons Bobby and Freddy in a "very short and emotional service", her publicist has said.

Max Clifford said the "very pale and fragile" Goody was in a wheelchair and assisted by nurses during the service at London's Royal Marsden Hospital.

Clifford said the ceremony was the last thing reality TV star Goody would do in the public eye.

He added that she had had a "smile and a kiss for everyone who was there".

Bobby, five, and Freddy, four, were earlier brought to the hospital in west London by their father Jeff Brazier.

Flowers were also delivered for the ceremony at the hospital chapel.

The mother-of-two has only weeks to live after her cervical cancer spread to her liver, groin and bowel.

Goody's husband Jack Tweed and her mother, Jackiey Budden were also present at the ceremony along with other members of her family.

Jade Goody
Goody was diagnosed with cervical cancer in August 2008

Clifford said: "It was in my mind that she was saying a final goodbye to some people.

"Jade was obviously very happy with the whole thing; Jeff was there on one side, Jack was there on the other side, and it was a very short and emotional service.

"I think everybody knew just how important it was to Jade."

It had been hoped the ceremony would take place in a church, but Goody, 27, had been heavily sedated.

Earlier Clifford said Goody's two sons were not fully aware of what was going on.

"They know their mother is very ill and that is something the family will help them with.

"The boys will get a party as soon as they can. I think the intention is to take them out today."

Goody has vowed to raise as much money as possible for her sons, Bobby, five, and four-year-old Freddie, through media deals before she dies.

Her husband, Jack Tweed, 21, is awaiting sentence after he was found guilty of attacking a taxi driver and threatening to stab him after leaving a club in Essex last year.

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