• Prince and his bride continue Diana's mission to help the sick

    Three years ago Prince William gave patients and doctors at London's Royal Marsden Hospital alike a real boost. The clinic had been damaged during a fire and the Prince was aware that a royal visit would lift spirits. His mother Diana supported the Royal Marsden as president from 1989 until her death – a role that her elder son willingly took on in 2007. On Thursday, the 29-year-old will take his bride Kate to open a new children's cancer centre in the hospital that was so close to her heart. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE His encouragement for the staff and their fundraising

  • Warm hugs as couple follow in his mother's footsteps

    Prince William wraps his arm around a young cancer patient after arriving at the Royal Marsden Hospital with his bride. Looking on, during what was only her second UK charity engagement since their wedding, the Duchess smiles at the touching scene. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY She was there to support her husband as he returned to the Royal Marsden to open a new cancer treatment ward for children. The Sutton hospital holds a special place in William's heart and it was an engagement he was determined not to miss.  At 10am on Thursday, he finished a packed 24 hour shift with the RAF's search and rescue team. With

  • Crucial stop at children's cancer unit after all-night rescue shift

    He hadn't slept for more than 24 hours having just completed search and rescue duty with the RAF. But that didn't stop Prince William looking cheery as he attended the opening of a new children's cancer unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital.   CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Having just met up with his wife in London after two overnight call-outs, the kind-hearted royal arrived with his new bride on Thursday afternoon. The couple were warmly welcomed by members of staff and the public, many of whom had brought along banners. On only her second UK charity engagement, Kate looked relaxed and typically