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Kate's hospice visit provides 'real boost'

The Duchess of Cambridge meeting children and staff as she visits Naomi House Children's Hospice Photo: David Parker/Daily Mail/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Duchess of Cambridge today visited a hospice in Hampshire as part of Children's Hospice Week.

Kate and William are today celebrating their second wedding anniversary.

Professor Khalid Aziz, chairman of trustees at Naomi House, said: ""We are delighted that Her Royal Highness has chosen Naomi House to visit at the start of Children's Hospice Week.

"Her presence has provided a real boost for our families, our volunteers and all our dedicated staff who were thrilled to meet her."

The Duke of Cambridge has spent the day on duty at his North Wales military base as part of his role with RAF search and rescue.

ITV News' Royal Editor Tim Ewart reports:

The Duchess has already marked Children's Hospice Week by recording her first video message, released yesterday, which appealed for support for the initiative aimed at raising awareness and funds.

The week, which runs until Friday, is run by UK children's palliative care charity Together for Short Lives.

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