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Duchess Catherine holds charity meeting
Feb 22, 2013, 12:27 GMT
Duchess Catherine met with another of her charities yesterday (21.02.13).
Fresh from her high profile visit to Action on Addiction's Hope House on Wednesday (20.02.13) the duchess had a more low-key behind-the-scenes meeting with East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) yesterday.
Catherine became patron of the charity - which looks after terminally ill youngsters - in January 2012. Representatives from other organisations who deal with relieving and preventing the suffering of children were also believed to be present.
Duchess Catherine has made caring for children one of her top charity priorities since becoming a royal, and in her first speech for EACH - at the opening of their Treehouse Hospice in Ipswich - she described the charity as a 'lifeline'.
She said: 'The feelings you inspire - feelings of love and of hope - offer a chance to families to live a life they never thought could be possible.'
She also spoke on the same subject in her first speech abroad when she and husband Prince William toured Asia in September 2012.
Speaking at a Hospice in Malaysia she said: 'With effective palliative care lives can be transformed. Treatment, support, care and advice can provide a lifeline to families at a time of great need.'
The meeting will officially be announced in today's Court Circular in London.
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