KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave a heartfelt tribute to a young boy who lost his life to a rare condition.
The royal was moved by the tragic death of nine-year-old Fraser Delf and gave a sunflower in memory of his life. Kate had been marking Children’s Hospice Week by planting a garden at a hospice near Norwich.
The garden is being created to provide enjoyment for children and families at the hospice.
Mr Delf died in January and sunflowers were his favourite plant.
Carla Delf, his mother, told the Mirror: “I’m speechless. We are very touched as a family that she has done this and will be going to see Fraser’s sunflower when we can.
“Fraser was always quite girly, and he would have loved to have known a princess was planting a flower for him.
The Duchess of Cambridge gave a heartfelt tribute to a young boy who lost his life (Image: getty)
Kate had been marking Children’s Hospice Week by planting a garden at a hospice (Image: getty)
“He would be very honoured.”
The Duchess re-potted the plant and took it to The Nook, one of East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH).
As a patron of EACH, the Duchess helped create the new garden.
Wearing a £180 floral midi-dress and £135 shoes, she brought plants, fruit trees and herbs.
The garden is being created to provide enjoyment for children and families at the hospice (Image: getty)
The Duchess used plants which she brought during her visit to Fakenham Garden Centre last week.
She spoke to families at The Nook who use EACH services.
The Duchess and Prince William’s children George, Charlotte and Louis were reportedly competing with each other over the flowers.
According to the Mirror, the Duchess said: “The children are really enjoying their sunflowers, Louis’ is winning so George is a little grumpy about that.”
Kate Middleton spoke to families at The Nook who use EACH services (Image: getty)
The Duchess used plants which she brought during her visit to Fakenham Garden Centre (Image: getty)
During a video call to mark Children’s Hospice Week, The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall met Fraser Deli’s parents Carla and Stuart and his brother Stuie.
The young Mr Deli spent his final seven weeks at EACH in Milton.
His mother said: “Telling them about Fraser brought up mixed emotions.
“We call him our shining star.”
Eight days before his death, Mr Deli’s parents renewed their wedding vows in front of him.
Stuie Deli, raised £18,000 for the hospice after running 5km everyday in May.
The Duchess’ congratulated him for his fundraising.
Kate Middleton wore a £180 floral midi-dress and £135 shoes (Image: getty)
Stuie Deli said: “Fraser was my best friend.
“He was always a happy, bright child.
“We used to play in the garden with water, he loved it.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK