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Duchess Catherine's maternal touch shines in poignant video supporting Children's Hospice Week

The royal mother-of-two is voicing her support for a cause very near to her heart.

By Chloe Lal
Duchess Catherine has shared a passionate message, urging everyone to support the launch of Children's Hospice Week.
Pippa Middleton's big sister recorded the video during her January visit to Quidenham's East Anglia's Children's Hospice, in her role as EACH's royal patron.
The 35-year-old praised the palliative care and hospice services that support over 49,000 children in the UK, who suffer with life-limiting conditions.
"For any parents, being told that your child may have a life-limiting condition, or may die young, will be one of the most difficult and isolating experiences you can face," Kate says.
"Having someone to help you come to terms with this news, and the professional support and care that comes with this, can make an enormous difference. It can help families make the most of every precious moment they have together."
Kate recorded the message when she visited Quidenham's East Anglia's Children's Hospice on Tuesday, January 24.
Families that have been helped by the charity got the chance to meet their royal patron.
Prince William's wife touched on the work EACH does, explained that they help not only the kids but their loved ones too.
"For these families, having expert care and support is vital, and this is what children's hospices provide," she muses.
"They deliver first class care in a safe environment that feels as close to home as possible, full of colour, warmth, love and support."
"Today as we mark the beginning of Children's Hospice Week – I hope you will join me in shining a light on the dedicated and inspirational staff and volunteers, and the lifeline services they provide for children and their families."
Kate has been supporting the charity since 2012.
Just 10 days after she gave birth to her daughter, Princess Charlotte, Catherine penned this heartfelt letter, supporting 2015's Children’ Hospice Week.
The future Queen is known to personally contact families who've been touched by EACH.
Before concluding, "They work they do is extraordinary, and it really does make a world of difference."
Children's Hospice Week, which kicks off from May 22 to 28, are overjoyed with the royal's support.
Barbara Gelb, the CEO behind the charity Short Lives who run the initiative, remarked, "We are so thrilled that Her Royal Highness is supporting Children's Hospice Week."
"The Duchess's words, and her amazing support for Children's Hospice Week since 2013, have been transformational, helping to raise awareness of the needs of seriously ill children and families and to show that help is at hand."

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