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Duchess opens a new charity shop but an 11 year old steals the show

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The Duchess cuts the ribbon to open new shop
Rebekah Hughes and the Duchess of Cambridge discuss handbags Credit: ITV Anglia

An 11 year old girl stole the show as she took the Duchess of Cambridge on an impromptu tour of a new charity shop. Kate was visiting the new East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) store in Holt. She met Rebekah Hughes, who has the rare Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, inside the shop.

Kate was led by the hand by Rebekah to a display of handbags and jewellery. Rebekah showed her a silver handbag to which Kate replied : "We better put a reserved sticker on that."

Afterwards Kate bought a Fireman Sam book for Prince George and a Beatrix Potter Tom Kitten figure for Princess Charlotte.

Crowds gathered to greet the Duchess when she arrived:

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Cameron backs Duke and Duchess in privacy plea

The Prime Minister David Cameron has backed calls by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for more privacy for their children, saying that he has "every sympathy".

Prince George with William and Catherine at his sister Charlotte's christening

Kensington Palace released an open letter yesterday claiming the couple's two-year-old son Prince George is being harassed by paparazzi photographers, some of whom the Palace says will go to any lengths to get pictures of the young prince.

In one recent incident, photographers were found hiding on private land near the couple's Norfolk home Anmer Hall. The Prime Minister said today that they deserve "some privacy and some space" to bring up their family.

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Duchess to launch new hospice appeal

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The Duchess of Cambridge will today help to officially launch the East Anglian Children's Hospices latest appeal in Norfolk today. She's been a patron of the charity since 2012. EACH wants to build a new £10m hospice for Norfolk to replace its current site at Quidenham near Attleborough.

Duchess visits children's hospice

The Duchess of Cambridge meets hospice volunteers Credit: Nick Davis, the Royal Foundation

The Duchess of Cambridge has paid tribute to the "remarkable" work of children's hospices on a visit to Ipswich.

Kate, who is patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices has made a private visit to the Treehouse hospice in the town.

The Duchess meets six year old Charlie Middleton and his mum Cheryl Credit: Nick Davis, the Royal Foundation

The Treehouse hospice has six bedrooms for children and young people and accommodation for families to use for overnight stays.

There is also a multi-sensory studio, hydrotherapy pool, music room, play areas, sensory garden, a woodland walk and specialist outdoor play equipment

Duchess retraces grandmother's footsteps at Bletchley Park

The Duchess of Cambridge has been retracing her grandmother's footsteps during a visit to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes.

She was there to mark the completion of an £8m, year-long restoration project to create a visitor centre and new exhibitions.

The Duchess's grandmother, Valerie Glassborow, worked alongside the codebreakers in the 1940s.

Matthew Hudson's report contains flash photography.

Americas Cup: Face that launched a British ship

Duchess of Cambridge with Sir Ben Ainslie Credit: PA

The Duchess of Cambridge has helped launch the official British Americas Cup bid in London today.

She joined Sir Ben Ainslie, who will head Britain's crew at the next event in 2017.

Adrian Newey Credit: PA

But it could be one of the most familiar faces in Formula One who helps design the yacht.

Colchester-born Adrian Newey, from Red Bull Racing of Milton Keynes, has been sounded out to help Britain's bid to win yachting's America's Cup

Newey is the most successful designer in Formula One motor racing, having won world championships with Williams, McLaren and Red Bull.

The approach for Newey has come from Sir Ben Ainslie, Ainslie says that Newey is keen to help. He recently signed a new contract with Red Bull allowing him to work on new projects.

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