Duchess visits Hants hospice

The Duchess of Cambridge has given her first ever video message to appeal for support for a campaign for children's hospices. In the message, aired for the first time today, the Duchess urged people to support Children's Hospice Week.

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Kate to spend anniversary on hospice visit

Duchess of Cambridge Credit: PA

The Duchess of Cambridge will spend part of her second wedding anniversary celebrating Children's Hospice Week.

Kate and William married two years ago today at Westminster Abbey during a glittering ceremony watched by millions.

Traditionally couples exchange cotton presents to mark their second wedding anniversary and it is likely the Cambridges will mark the milestone privately.

Now a working royal, the Duchess will spend much of today visiting Naomi House Children's Hospice in Hampshire, an institution that supports youngsters with life-limiting conditions.

The Duchess has 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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