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Kate arrives in Ipswich

The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at the Treehouse Hospice in Ipswich where she will give her first public speech since becoming a royal. She was greeted by crowds of children who'd waited all morning for her to arrive.

Kate will be shown around the hospice and meet children and their families who receive care and support from East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), before making her first public address at about 11.30am.

Early morning preparations for Duchess visit to Ipswich

The Duchess of Cambridge will make her first public speech in Ipswich when she visits one of her charities, East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

Kate will address the organisation's staff, supporters and the families of children with life-threatening conditions who are supported and cared for by the charity which works across Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

She is royal patron of the charity and visited it privately last autumn when researching which good causes she wanted to support.

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