Kate Middleton Visits Ailing Children at Rainbow Place Children's Hospice

Posted Saturday April 12, 2014 1:41 PM GMT

Surprising ill and ailing children in in Hamilton, New Zealand, Kate Middleton paid a visit to Rainbow Place Children's Hospice on Saturday (April 12).

Appearing for her visit in her lovely emerald coat by Erdem, the Duchess of Cambridge met with more than 40 children and their families, and after going on a tour of the facility, she said, "There should be more places like this."

The 32-year-old also a met a 12-year-old boy named Sam Ogilvy, whose father drowned two years ago. Sam told his story to Kate using a sand tray, saying, "I told her about my journey. She was really nice. She quite liked the sand tray idea of telling the story."

Kate also met with 6-year-old Bailey Rupe, asking about her mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and given 6 weeks to live, saying, "Are you having tea? Can I sit with you? How is mummy doing?" Kate also added to the little girl, "Do you find it difficult sometimes? You're a very brave little girl."

After the princess's visit, Bailey said, "I was excited to meet a real princess and it made me feel like a princess for the day, too."

Also stepping into an art therapy room, Kate addressed children dealing with their parents' illnesses, saying, "It looks far to tidy to be an art therapy room. There's normally paint everywhere and I normally end up getting some on myself!"

11-year-old Nicole Keene said of Kate, "It's good here because it helps us open up and talk about it. Kate was very pretty so it was very exciting to meet her."

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