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

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On Tuesday, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, opened a "Back to Nature" play garden in Surrey, England with the help of a trailer-cart full of children and none other than national treasure and former The Great British Baking Show star Mary Berry - who is also an ambassador for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Throughout her go to to the charity's new hospice in Framingham Earl, she is going to meet kids and households being supported by EACH, tour the hospice, and unveil a plaque to formally open the constructing.

East Anglia's Children's Hospices cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk and supports their families. "This visit today has only reinforced for me just what is at the heart of what you do here, throughout your work, and that is family". But it's not the first time the royal has worn the outfit-in fact, she's worn it at least twice before!

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.

'EACH was one of the very first charities that I made a decision to become Patron of after my marriage.

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The visit was doubly poignant for the royal, as it marks five years since she kicked off a $16M fundraising campaign to build a new center on behalf of the charity.

Kate laughed, before praising the group on how well they had done.

Kate has been involved with The Nook for half a decade now, originally launching a public fundraising appeal for the centre in 2014 that saw nearly $19 million raised for the hospice.

The Nook at Framingham Earl will replace the Quidenham hospice, which is run by East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

Their care service includes specialist nursing care, symptom management nursing, short breaks, well-being activities, therapies, counselling and volunteer services in the family home.