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Princess Kate's heartwarming gesture to mother of premature baby revealed

The royal visited a children's hospital

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Phoebe Tatham
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Royal fans have long praised the Princess of Wales for her generosity and kind-hearted nature – and her recently unearthed gesture is no exception.

During the late Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Princess Kate paid a special visit to the Evelina London Children's Hospital where she met with first-time mum Mischa Ward, 27, and her newborn daughter, Amaya-Rae.

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The royal – who is a patron of the Evelina hospital – went out of her way to comfort little Amaya-Rae who was born 23 weeks early, weighing less than 1lb 8oz.

Speaking to the Mirror, Mischa explained: "When the nurses told me she was in the hospital and wanted to meet Amaya-Rae, I completely panicked.

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Kate visited Mischa and little Amaya-Rae

"She was in her nappy. I ran around finding something presentable for her to wear. But as soon as Kate walked in through the door, all the nervousness disappeared."

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Recalling her brush with royalty, Mischa went on to say: "She had such a calming, wonderful aura about her, she instantly made me feel so relaxed. It was like chatting to a friend.

"Amaya-Rae couldn't take her eyes off her. She was transfixed and Kate smiled and chatted to her – it really felt that she genuinely cared about us."

Prince William and Kate at the Evelina London Childrens Hospital© Photo: Getty Images

Princess Kate is a patron of the Evelina London Children's Hospital

"There are some really dark days in a children's hospital, and for our family – and lots of others – there isn't much to look forward to. Everybody who met Kate said it gave them such a pick-me-up. She was a ray of sunshine in a really frightening time."

And since her hospital visit, the Princess of Wales has been working hard to drive home the importance of our early years. On Tuesday she launched her exciting new campaign, Shaping Us, and over the weekend, the mother-of-three shared an important message regarding Children's Mental Health Week.

Princess Kate and William with Charlotte and George© Photo: Getty Images

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After speaking with a group of children from St John's Church of England Primary in Bethnal Green, Kate encouraged them to "keep talking about your feelings and keep asking others how they’re doing and helping them to talk about their feelings as well."

The Princess added: "I'm a firm believer in giving children the skills that they need for life and focusing on their social and emotional development."

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