New mum Kate Middleton championed a cause close to her heart with a visit to a children’s hospice on Friday afternoon.
The 31-year-old met staff, children and their families at the Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice in Hampton near London.
The Duchess, a keen supporter of children’s hospices and palliative care, was due to tour the facilities, watch a music therapy session, meet volunteers and have tea with the children and their families.
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In contrast to her dazzling red carpet appearance at the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom premiere on Thursday night where she and William learnt of the death of Nelson Mandela, Kate worked a more casual daytime chic look.
The working mum wore a smart grey jacket by one of her favourite high street labels Reiss.
The popular royal is no stranger to visiting children’s hospices. As Royal Patron of the East Anglia Children’s Hospices she is involved in the extended hospice network around the UK.
On 29 April, her second wedding anniversary, she visited Naomi House hospice when she was around six months pregnant with Prince George.