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Prince William to visit bereavement charity
Mar 19, 2013, 12:02 GMT
Prince William and Duchess Catherine
Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Child Bereavement UK today (19.03.13).
The royal couple - who are expecting their first child together - will tour the charity's headquarters near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, South East England and meet with staff and supporters, as well as parents and children who have lost a loved one.
The couple will first meet employees from the fundraising, training and bereavement teams, before then meeting with bereaved families.
Though William has been patron of the charity since 2009, today marks his first visit to their main headquarters, though he has attended a number of their other events.
The organisation trains around 5,000 people in bereavement counselling and care every year.
The charity helps youngsters come to terms with bereavement and supports families when a baby or child dies or is dying.
The visit comes just a few days after William was given a new royal role, as a personal aide-de-camp (ADC) to Queen Elizabeth.
The appointment - which came in a week where the queen cancelled many public engagements due to ill health - has few official duties but the largely symbolic role will be seen as a nod to William's growing position within the royal family.
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