Duchess of Cambridge comforts families at opening of children's hospice

Brenda Watkins
November 16, 2019

The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted exiting the Norwich train station after a three-hour ride to the East Anglia county, which is northeast of London.

Mrs Alford said: "She immediately put us at ease".

Kate looked stylish as usual for her royal engagement on November 15, recycling her magenta Oscar de la Renta skirt suit. She accented the look on Friday with black tights, heels and a black tote.

In addition to recycling the outfit, Kate proved how down-to-earth she is with another move-she took public transportation to the event!

"At the opening of the Treehouse Hospice many years ago-which I think I will remember for some years to come as it was my first ever speech!-I referred to your hospices as being homes", the Duchess said at Friday's opening.

Kate gave that first speech when she opened the Treehouse hospice in March 2012, almost a year after she married Prince William.

The royal is a patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices, of which the Nook is a part.

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"The Nook Hospice is a fitting tribute to all your staff, its generous supporters and its awe-inspiring children and families who I have been so lucky to meet here today".

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The parting is said to be amicable unlike last month's abrupt departure of loyal aide Sophie Agnew who was canned after returning from her honeymoon.

The duchess, who is the charity's royal patron, was greeted by children from Poringland Primary School as she arrived at the site and she spoke to them individually.

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One mum, Naomi Wright, became emotional while speaking to the duchess about her four-year-old son Rupert, whose rare diagnosis of Hunter syndrome seriously affects him and his family.

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