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