Kate writes emotional letter in support of Children's Hospice Week

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, has written a heartfelt letter in support of Children's Hospice Week. Just days after welcoming her daughter Princess Charlotte, the doting mum took the time to write a letter in support of the cause.

"For families of children with life-limiting conditions, every moment is precious and every memory needs to be cherished and celebrated," the letter from Kensington Palace said. "Children's hospices strive to create happy moments in the most difficult times any family could face.

"I hope you will join me in supporting Children's Hospice Week and work to make every moment count for all of our families."


Kate has written a letter in support of Children's Hospice Week

The letter was released by charity Together for Short Lives which leads Children's Hospice Week from 11-17 May.

Barbara Gelb OBE, CEO of Together for Short Lives said: "Children's Hospice Week this year is all about helping children and families make the most of the time they have together.

"The campaign raises awareness about all the important services supporting these families and how they focus on life – however short it may be."

Kate is a patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices

The cause is one close to Kate's heart as she has been a patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices since January 2012.

Kate is currently enjoying her maternity leave after giving birth to her second child, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana on 2 May. The new mum has since travelled to her Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, with Prince William and their children, where they are settling into life as a family of four.

Prince George's little sister was born at 8:34am on 2 May, in the exclusive Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, London.

In a statement posted on the official Kensington Palace Twitter account, the couple expressed their gratitude for all the well-wishes received from across the globe: "It means a great deal to them that so many people have celebrated the arrival of their new daughter."