Katie Price’s son Harvey, 19, hangs up his washing as he learns independence skills at college

Katie Price has shared a heartwarming photo of her son Harvey as he learned independence skills at college.

The former glamour model, 43, took to Instagram on Wednesday and shared a snap of her eldest son hanging up washing.

Alongside the post, the reality star wrote: ‘Harvey learning his independent skills❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️’. 

Family: Katie Price has shared a heartwarming photo of her son Harvey as he learned independence skills at college

Katie was inundated with well wishes from her followers with one writing: ‘Excellent Harvey so proud of you’. 

Another added: ‘That’s fabulous ❤️’ while another fan said: ‘Aww love him’. 

Harvey, who Katie had with ex-boyfriend Dwight Yorke, was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, which causes an excessive appetite. 

It comes after Katie detailed horrifying kidnap threats made against her son in new memoir, Harvey & Me. 

Family: Harvey, who Katie had with ex-boyfriend Dwight Yorke, was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, which causes an excessive appetite

Family: Harvey, who Katie had with ex-boyfriend Dwight Yorke, was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, which causes an excessive appetite

Reaction: Katie was inundated with well wishes from her followers with one writing: 'Excellent Harvey so proud of you'

Reaction: Katie was inundated with well wishes from her followers with one writing: ‘Excellent Harvey so proud of you’

In an excerpt from her book, serialised in the Mirror, the star revealed a gang had planned to force her car off the road and hold Harvey to ransom for £1million – leaving her feeling ‘unsafe in my own home.’

She wrote of the threats, the first of which came when he was four and the most recent a few years ago: ‘He is so innocent, it breaks my heart that anyone would want to hurt him, but we’ve endured a lot together.

‘The police had intel a gang was planning to force me off the road and seize Harvey for a £1m ransom, They had been watching us and knew Harvey’s school. It was utterly terrifying.’

The star revealed a second threat saw Scotland Yard involved, with a warning a gang were planning to ‘grab Harvey’ after ‘staging a car accident.’

College: It's the same college the former glamour model, 43, and her son, 19, were seen visiting on her BBC documentary Harvey & Me

College: It’s the same college the former glamour model, 43, and her son, 19, were seen visiting on her BBC documentary Harvey & Me 

A third threat saw the star sent anonymous emails in which they threatened to ‘kidnap Harvey and slash his face’ if a £50,000 ransom was not paid. 

She wrote: ‘Criminals target Harvey because they know how vulnerable he is. Harvey needs his medication to survive. He wouldn’t be easy to kidnap now because he’s so big… but feeling unsafe in your own home is awful. I still have that feeling of looking over my shoulder – I don’t think that will ever go away. ‘

Harvey was reportedly been accepted to a £350,000-a-year residential college after moving to a transitional home earlier this year. 

Change: Katie Price's son Harvey has reportedly been accepted to a £350,000-a-year residential college

Change: Katie Price’s son Harvey has reportedly been accepted to a £350,000-a-year residential college

It’s the same college the former glamour model and her son were seen visiting on her BBC documentary Harvey & Me.

A source told The Sun: ‘Harvey has been accepted into the National Star College.

‘She had her heart set on the college since they visited in her BBC documentary Harvey & Me.’

The publication reports the fees are eligible for government funding because of Harvey’s complex needs however it is not known if Katie’s application for financial aid has been approved.

Weight battle: Harvey was born with multiple disabilities including blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, which causes an excessive appetite

Weight battle: Harvey was born with multiple disabilities including blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, which causes an excessive appetite

In January, Katie made the ‘heartbreaking’ decision to place Harvey in a residential home three hours from where she lives in order to help him become more self-reliant. 

During an interview on Studio 10 in Australia, she said: ‘It’s not because I don’t want to see him, but I have to give him a chance to have an independent life and not let him lead me all the time.’ 

Katie is also mother to Junior, 16, and Princess, 14, with her ex-husband Peter Andre, 48. She also shares son Jett, eight, and daughter Bunny, seven, with former spouse Kieran Hayler, 34. 

WHAT IS PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME?

Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes problems including constant urges to eat food, restricted growth and reduced muscle tone.

Other potential issues include learning difficulties, lack of sexual development and behavioral problems such as tantrums or stubbornness.

The rare condition, which affects one in every 15,000 children born in England, is caused by a defect on chromosome number 15 – and happens by chance.

Because there is no cure, treatment aims to manage the symptoms – with parents of sufferers urged to get their children to stick to a healthy, balanced diet.

Children with the syndrome can eat up to six times more than children of the same age – and still feel hungry.

It was first described in 1956 by Swiss doctors A Prader, A Labhart and H Willi. 

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