Kate Middleton has always been one to champion the importance of family, with the Duchess of Cambridge never missing a moment to gush about her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Since becoming royal patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices in 2012, this has only continued, with Kate releasing multiple open letters on her thoughts on family.
This week was no exception, as the Duchess released a very powerful open letter in support of Children’s hospice week, encouraging family members to hold each other close and make memories.
‘Children’s hospices provide vital sanctuaries for those experiencing the very toughest of times,’ she wrote. ‘They help families and carers build life long memories that are poignant, happy and often filled with laughter.’
She continued: ‘Whether through specialist play aimed at deepening relationships between children and their families, or through art and music therapy that helps young people express themselves and release their thoughts and feelings – the work of organisations like East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices can set a truly heart-warming example to us all.
‘The theme [of Children’s Hospice Week] this year is “Moments that Matter”. It aims to make the most of the very precious time that those using hospice services have. Throughout the week we will hear amazing stories from families facing the toughest of futures. I hope that they will inspire each and every one of us to similarly make the most of the time we have with our own families, by ensuring every moment matters and that we create memories that last forever.’