As well as raising her three children and carrying out royal duties in support of the Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge devotes plenty of time to her own charity work and has become synonymous with mental health and the early years.
Kate is a true believer that a child's first few years can shape the rest of their life, and champions giving all children the best possible start. Being kind is a motto she’s repeated on various royal engagements and to her own children.
The Duchess' patronages include Action for Children, East Anglia Children's Hospices, Place2Be, the Anna Freud Centre and Evelina London, while she is also a big advocate of sports and the great outdoors.
"If I had to pick out one particular memory, I recall when the Duchess visited one of our hospices and spent time with a newly bereaved family, listening to them as they shared their most precious memories and offering words of great comfort." - Tracy Rennie, EACH Director of Care and Deputy Chief Executive
Tracy Rennie, EACH Director of Care and Deputy Chief Executive, praised Kate's support and kindness, telling HELLO!: "We’re so privileged to receive the continued support of the Duchess.
"Since she became our royal patron in 2012, she has visited us, attended events held in aid of EACH, written letters and filmed video messages on countless occasions.
"The fact she keeps helping to raise awareness of our service is an example of her kindness on its own.
"If I had to pick out one particular memory, I recall when she visited one of our hospices and spent time with a newly bereaved family, listening to them as they shared their most precious memories and offering words of great comfort."
As well as supporting charities and organisations, Kate is able to direct her own philanthropic work through The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, alongside her husband Prince William.
Kate also famously spearheaded the royals' Heads Together mental health campaign in 2017, encouraging the nation to get talking, however difficult those conversations are, and break the stigma surrounding mental health.
Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.