Kate Middleton Visits Naomi House During Children’s Hospice Week

In honor of Children’s Hospice Week, the Duchess of Cambridge visited Naomi House in Winchester, England today to meet with terminally ill children and young adults.  The center provides respite, emergency and bereavement care, something that is dear to Kate’s heart.

The Duchess is patron of East Anglia Children’s Hospice, and released a video message in support of CHW.

“She is a natural with the children, she will be a great mum, a great mum. I really mean that,” EACH chief executive Graham Butland told the Daily Mail.  “The way in which she has raised the profile of our charity is something we will be eternally grateful.”

Kate, who wore a peach coat by Tara Jarmon with LK Bennett “Sledge” heels and a custom-made dress, joined a tea party with some of the children from Naomi’s House, and after was congratulated on her second wedding anniversary by Professor Khalid aziz, chairman of trustees at Naomi House.

“It’s especially special that you came here today because today is a very special day two years ago to the day, you were in a slightly larger building then this one – probably not having quite as much fun,” Professor Aziz told Her Royal Highness.”

But you did it very well we were all totally enthralled.  I just hope Prince William is taking you somewhere nice tonight.”

Some of the web’s most outstanding royal blogs have come together to raise funds for EACH.  The Baby Cambridge Fundraiser kicked off its campaign yesterday, celebrating the impending royal birth of Will and Kate’s baby by helping to raise money for children with life-threatening illnesses.