Duchess Kate and Prince William brought royal cheer to children at Evelina London, a clinic that cares for children with rare and complex conditions. The visit from the royal couple came after Kate was recently made the patron of the hospital, reported PEOPLE.
The palace says her patronage of Evelina London “provides an opportunity to champion the medical professionals working on the front-line in children’s healthcare, and shine a light on their work supporting children in their early years.”
Marian Ridley, Director of Evelina London, said in a statement they were “absolutely delighted and deeply honored” that the royal mom was taking up the post. Kate visited Evelina London at the beginning of February while she was still pregnant with Prince Louis.
“The Duchess shares our passion for giving children and young people the very best start in life and Her Royal Highness’ support will help champion the life-saving care our staff are providing to our patients,” said Ridley. “It is a huge pleasure to welcome Their Royal Highnesses back to our hospital and we are absolutely delighted that they are able to join us as we begin to celebrate our milestone 150th anniversary. We are immensely grateful for Their Royal Highnesses’ support and we look forward to working closely with The Duchess as our Patron.”
During this visit to the clinic, the couple met parents and child and took part in Christmas activities. The children were excited to meet the future King and Queen.
One young patient, according to PEOPLE, had a delightful conversation with Kate. 12-year-old Esme Orbell, who has been coming to see the specialists at the hospital as she has right hemiplegia – says of Kate, “She was so polite and lovely, and talked to everyone. She wished me a happy Christmas.”
Kate looked festive in a green polka-dotted dress. The 50s style dress looked lovely on the 36-year-old royal, who is as stylish as ever.
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