The Duchess has been patron of EACH since 2012
Kate Middleton opens new hospice for one of her first patronages – best photos
The Duchess of Cambridge had an emotional engagement, as she opened a new hospice for one of her first royal patronages on Friday. Kate, 37, visited East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ (EACH) new site The Nook in Framingham Earl, Norfolk, where she met with children and their families.
It was a particularly poignant day for the Duchess, who helped to launch the £10m appeal for the new hospice in November 2014. Kate also visited the charity’s previous Norfolk hospice in Quidenham in January 2017, which served as a home-from-home for over 25 years. Keep clicking to see more photos….
The Duchess arrived at The Nook, wearing a purple Oscar de la Renta suit dress, which she was also spotted wearing in January for a visit to the Royal Opera House in London. Her brunette locks were styled into her signature loose waves.
Upon arrival, the Duchess met Stanley Harrold, three, who has a rare chromosomal disorder Pallister-Killian syndrome.
Kate met students, aged 11 and 12, from Framingham Earl High School and Hobart High School, who had helped children from the local primary school Poringland, to raise more than £1,000 for the Nook appeal. Niamh Bell, 11, who chatted with the Duchess, tells HELLO! “Kate said what a great place The Nook is and how wonderful it was for us to help.”
The mum-of-three showed off her maternal side, as she asked another school pupil, Parslow-Williams, if she was feeling cold and gave her a gentle pat on the shoulder.