Kate Middleton has arrived in Malaysia with Prince William – and her first duty in the country was to give her first speech abroad. The Duchess Of Cambridge said how she and Prince William were “hugely excited” to be touring South East Asia as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.
Kate addressed staff and patients at the Hospis Malaysia, saying: “William and I are hugely excited to be in Malaysia – this, our first ever visit – and are absolutely delighted to have been invited to join you all here at Hospis Malaysia. It is so exciting to learn about the country’s very first paediatric palliative care programme and to witness for myself something of the wonderful work of Hospis Malaysia’s superb staff.”
She added: “As Patron of East Anglia Children’s Hospice, a UK based charity, I am thrilled to hear that you have been working with Hospis Malaysia, and that you plan to collaborate as you roll out this new programme. Through this Patronage, I have learnt that delivering the best possible palliative care to children is vital. Providing children and their families with a place of support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life-changing.
“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.
“This is a very special place and so much is already being achieved. It has been wonderful meeting the patients, families and all the staff here – you have given us the most wonderful welcome.”
She added: “Thank you again for inviting us here – and all the very best to this exciting new initiative!”
Bless! Check out all of Kate’s Singapore style statements in our gallery below. We can’t wait to see her Malaysian wardrobe picks! RM