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Kate's first speech: 'I only wish William was here'

The Duchess of Cambridge gives her first public speech Photo: PA

The Duchess of Cambridge has said that she was sorry her husband could not be with her on her visit to a children's hospice.

Kate was giving her first public speech and opening a new facility at a charity where she is Patron.

After greeting school children outside the EACH (East Anglia's Children's hospices) she formally opened the new Treehouse hospice.

The new centre has a hydrotherapy pool and dedicated sensory and music rooms and also features more bedrooms.

The Duchess of Cambridge greeted by school children Credit: PA

During her first public speech she said:

I am only sorry that William can't be here today; he would love it here. A view of his - that I share - is that through teamwork, so much can be achieved. What you have all achieved here is extraordinary. You as a community have built the Treehouse; a group of people who have made every effort to support and help each other.

ITV's Royal Correspondent Tim Ewart joined the Duchess of Cambridge on her visit to the Hospice:

The Duchess toured the facilities including the sensory room and music room, and met with children and their families who receive care and support from the hospice service, as well as staff and supporters.

The Duchess also planted a tree to commemorate her visit.

She told the children, parents and supporters of the charity:

The feelings you inspire - feelings of love and of hope - offer a chance to families to live a life they never thought could be possible.So thank you again for inviting me here today. I feel enormously proud to be part of East Anglia's Children's Hospices and to see the wonderful life-changing work that you do. Thank you.