Friday, 6 January 2012

Caring Kate shows her maternal side at EACH

Yesterday St James' Palace confirmed Kate's Patronages. Kate spent months researching worthy causes and one in particular touched her heart. Duchess Kate visited the East Anglia's Children's Hospice in November. If you read yesterdays post you'll know the centre supports and cares for children with life threatening conditions. One would imagine working with EACH would trigger an emotional response in anyone which is exactly what Kate discovered.

Kate met Grant and Charlotte Clemence whose daughter Fleur sadly died soon after birth last  May from a rare heart condition. Duchess Kate met surviving twin, eight month old Sophia. Grant and Charlotte were taken aback at how loving and kind Kate was 

'Kate was brilliant with Sophia and spent a lot of time with her. She couldn't stop playing with her and poking her cheeks. She was absolutely amazing and a totally genuine person. It was only supposed to be a short visit but she was here for about four hours. She was very emotional. She will make a very natural mother'.

Grant, Charlotte and Shophia with EACH CEO Graham Butland

EACH CEO Graham Butland was simply thrilled Kate chose to support the hospice. 

'It was such a surprise that she wanted to come and visit us, and following on from that an even bigger surprise that she wanted to become patron. We are honoured, extremely proud and thrilled to be finally able to talk about it'.

I found this story particularly touching and it gives us a wonderful insight into the 'real Kate'. Despite being beautiful on the outside it's Kate's inner beauty that shines and obviously why William loves her so dearly. I believe we are going to see Kate do trojan work with her causes. Not to mention she is going to be a fantastic mother. Kate's patronage will be of significant importance to EACH in terms of awareness and funding essential for helping families like Grant and Charlotte. To read more about the Clemence family click here. To find out more about EACH or to donate please click here.

Source ( BBC News)


  1. Amazing work! This is one of the most incredible pieces of work of journalism I've seen. Everything is first rate and like a news should be working as an agent.

  2. Oh, now I can't wait 'til they have children of their own. Great story, dear, and thanks for keeping us posted! :)

  3. Anonymous - That's amazingly kind of you, I thoroughly enjoy writing about Kate, It's a joy following her.

    Alyssia - I am so excited to see Kate with her own kids in the future!!

  4. You're always so quick with the news! This is really great, isn't it, and I'm sure the DoC will be a massive asset to these organisations. It will be exciting seeing her out an about on her own - I'm sure she'll cope beautifully, as she has with everything else so far.

  5. Thank you Mrs Exeter :) I'm very excited to see her first visits shortly, it's going to be amazing for the charities.

  6. I'm so happy that I found this blog. It's wonderful to read positive news about Catherine. Thank you!!! :)

  7. Thank you royalfan and welcome to the blog. It's always so lovely to meet fans of the Duchess! :)

  8. I'm totally addicted to this blog! I love how I can get up to date info on Kate. You always post the news & pics 1st and do it in such a positive way. Great job!

  9. Awh thank you Kirstie, looking forward to seeing what Kate wears tomorrow night to the War Horse premiere!!

  10. Debi keller of california9 January 2012 at 07:35

    Im so proud of u mentor was princess diana.......watching prince william growing up has been a blessing....when I heard both of u were coming to was a blessing u both ...keep the good work...maybe some day ill get to say I met ...the duke and the duchess...of cambridge.amen


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