Kate’s surprise visit to children’s hospital: Duchess of Cambridge delights staff and patients at her patronage Eveline London – hours after joining the Royal Family on the Thanksgiving Service
- The Duchess of Cambridge paid a surprise visit to Eveline London Children’s Hospital on Friday night
- Kate wanted to spend time with the staff, patients and their families who are unable to participate in the anniversary festivities
- Came hours after joining senior royals at the Queen’s Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral
- Today she and William, 39, took their children George, eight, and Charlotte, seven, to Cardiff
The Duchess of Cambridge paid a private visit to Evelina London Children’s Hospital last night to surprise staff, patients and their families who were unable to participate in the anniversary celebrations this weekend.
Kate, 40, who has been the hospital’s patroness since 2018, spent Friday evening with the young patients and their loved ones during a quiet visit.
Previously, the Duchess of Cambridge had joined senior royals at the Queen’s Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral. Today she and Prince William took their children George, eight, and Charlotte, seven, to Cardiff.
The Duchess of Cambridge paid a private visit to Evelina London Children’s Hospital last night to surprise the staff, patients and their families who were unable to attend the anniversary celebrations this weekend
Kate, 40, who has been the hospital’s patroness since 2018, spent Friday evening with the young patients and their loved ones during a quiet visit
Previously, the Duchess of Cambridge had joined senior royals during the Queen’s Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral
News of Kate’s visit to the children’s hospital was announced on Eveline London’s Twitter account. The message read: ‘We received a very special surprise last night! Our Patron Saint, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, stopped by for a private visit to meet our patients, families and staff who were unable to attend the celebrations this weekend.
“Fortunately, the hospital was already decorated with platinum anniversary decorations, made by some of the children and young people we care for. Thank you YRH [Your Royal Highness] to think of us.’
The post was shared alongside two photos of the Duchess of Cambridge meeting a family by a child’s bedside.
She had changed the yellow dress she wore to St Paul’s earlier in the day into a red dress for the outing.
Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with George, eight, and Charlotte, seven, met artists and crew involved in a special Platinum Jubilee Celebration concert taking place on the grounds of Cardiff Castle.
William and Kate encouraged their shy-looking children to shake hands and introduce themselves to dignitaries when they arrived in the Welsh capital, though Charlotte was soon beaming. It will be the young royals’ first official visit to Wales and one of the first to greet and interact with members of the public.
Missing was Prince Louis who stole the show when he appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with his family and the Queen on Thursday after the Trooping the Color ceremony.
The couple and their children will watch rehearsals and meet some of the acts taking part in the celebrations, including Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. Bonnie was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors last week for her contributions to music.
Charlotte, seven, wearing a smart navy frock coat and blue Mary Jane shoes with white ankle socks, smiled and held Kate’s hand as the Duchess waved to the benefactors.
The young princess proved she is following in her mother’s frugal footsteps by re-wearing her £140 navy blue Amaia coat, previously worn at Prince Philip’s commemoration in March, when she arrived at Cardiff Castle for her first royal. engagement. The seven-year-old royal smiled and held Kate’s hand as the Duchess waved to the benefactors.
The Duchess was dressed in a long red coat – matching the color of the red dragon on the Welsh flag.
George, who will one day be given the title Prince of Wales, joined his family as they chatted with crowds of royal fans as William put his arm around his eight-year-old eldest son.
The young prince was seen grinning as William stood behind him with his hands on his shoulders – with the prince in a mini-me version of his father’s blue suit and open-necked shirt.
George was pictured operating a tech bureau, while Charlotte grinned at her brother conducting musicians with her hands. She, along with her parents and George, listened to an orchestra perform a number of songs, including Sweet Caroline, and seemed particularly overjoyed when the song from the animated film Encanto appeared.