The message was recorded at royal home Clarence House and the Duchess is seen sitting next to a table with two photographs on it; one from the royal wedding and one showing the Queen Mother meeting soldiers.
In the video Kate speaks eloquently about her own experience of seeing the organisation's work and the importance of Children's Hospice Week:
'I have been fortunate to see first hand the remarkable work that they do for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. It is simply transformational.
Children's Hospice Week is a time to recognise, celebrate and support the inspirational work of these hospices, and those who provide palliative care to these children and families. Children's hospices provide lifelines to families at a time of unimaginable pain. The support they give is vital.
In order to carry out this wonderful work, our help is needed. With our support, those providing children's palliative care can continue to offer these extraordinary service. It does not bear thinking about what these families would do without this. With your support, we can help ensure that these children and their families can make the most of the precious time they have together.'
Children's Hospice Week is run by the charity Together For Short Lives to raise money for Britain's forty-nine hospices. A series of fundraising events have been planned to raise much needed funds and awareness for the often neglected health care sector.
It is obvious Kate is passionate about her role as EACH patron and keen to support hospices across Britain. The video message will not only be watched in Britain but across the world because of her participation and will no doubt highlight the importance of hospices to a wider audience. In support of Children's Hospice Week the Duchess will visit Naomi House on Monday.
|Together For Short Lives|
Many of you will recognise Kate's dress as the same piece she wore during her visit to Child Bereavement UK last month. The Topshop Contrast Collar Dress is a black shift styled dress with a white Peter Pan collar. I would imagine Kate wore the recently seen and inexpensive piece to detract attention from her sartorial choices ensuring the focus remained on Children's Hospice Week.
|Topshop/Sky's Paul Harrison Twitter Feed|
With thanks to all of you who have taken the time to enquire about the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser. A charitable initiative spearheaded by five royal bloggers in support of East Anglia's Children's Hospices. One of the reasons we decided to launch on the 29th was to mark Children's Hospice Week. As you know we will be revealing all the details on Monday, but for those of you who wish to donate in the meantime our JustGiving Page is here.
In other news, William and Kate were spotted enjoying dinner Friday night in London much to fellow diners delight. Perhaps an early anniversary celebration?
|Craig Scott Twitter Feed|
Today, Kate and Pippa were seen getting their hair done in London (most likely at Richard Ward's Chelsea Salon) and a tweeter snapped a photo of William and Kate in their car leaving Kensington Palace today.
|With thanks to Ashley Marie and Brittany WKW FB|
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend :)