Why Kate Middleton Is Keeping This Work a Secret – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Kate Middleton is getting some firsthand experience on how hospitals care for children. The Duchess of Cambridge has done a lot of work with children’s hospitals over the years and recently completed a secret job shadowing at a London hospital. The visit, which Kate kept out of the press, taught her some valuable things about childcare and proves that she is very committed to the causes she advocates.

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Kate Middleton keeps this work a secret

This past week, Kate took time out of her busy schedule to
job shadow at a maternity ward in a London hospital. Although Kate kept her
two-day visit a secret, it was revealed in the Court Circular, which keeps
track of all the things the royals do in a given week.

According to Harper’s
Bazaar
, the report revealed that Kate Middleton finished a two-day training
session at Kingston Hospital Maternity Unit. It did not elaborate on any
details surrounding the visit, but Kate has done a lot of work with child
development in the past.

“The Duchess of Cambridge, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, today completed two days with Kingston Hospital Maternity Unit in London,” the circular read.

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Five years ago The Duchess of Cambridge launched @eachhospices’ Nook Appeal, which aimed to raise funds for a purpose-built children’s hospice near Norwich — today The Duchess officially opened The Nook in Framingham Earl! The new hospice contains more areas for clinical care and dedicated therapy rooms, allowing EACH to meet the increased demand for its service and the ever-changing and more complex needs of those it cares for. The Duchess attended the launch of The Nook appeal in November 2014, and visited the charity’s previous Norfolk hospice in Quidenham in January 2017, which served as a home-from-home for over 25 years. Speaking at today’s opening, The Duchess said: “You have created here at The Nook a nurturing, caring environment that allows families who are going through the unimaginable the ability to spend precious quality time with each other, comforted in the knowledge that their children are being looked after in the best possible way. EACH was one of the very first charities that I decided to become Patron of after my marriage. Whilst a lot has changed since then, my commitment and support for this wonderful organisation and the work that you do has not”. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk and supports their families. Their care service includes specialist nursing care, symptom management nursing, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies, counselling and volunteer services in the family home; all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family Kensington Palace

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Last spring, for instance, Kate advocated for families to
spend more of their day in the outdoors. She also emphasized the importance of
child development in the first five years of a child’s life, encouraging
parents to be mindful of these formative years.

Kate Middleton has not commented on her visit to the
hospital, but there is a good chance she will put her newfound experience to
good use.

Prince William opens up about mental health

Kate Middleton is not the only royal who made headlines last
week. Her husband, William, took part in a discussion on mental health with the
West Bromwich Albion football club.

The Duke of Cambridge talked about the importance of being open about mental health, especially when it comes to men. He also discussed all of the pressures athletes face on social media and how they deal will all the criticism from fans.

Taking to Instagram, fans expressed their support for
William’s campaign on mental health, which is a part of his Heads Up
initiative. William helped launch the program this past summer with the goal of
raising awareness about mental health issues throughout the UK.

“Amazingly great work William. We so appreciate what you are
doing,” one fan wrote.

As a member of the royal family, William knows how it feels
to be constantly in the spotlight. Although he too struggles with mental health
from time to time, it is great to see him advocating for such an important
cause.

Inside Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Christmas special

This month, William and Kate will be releasing a Christmas special along with celebrity baker Mary Berry, who is known for starring in The Great British Bake Off.

The trio will be throwing a Christmas bash for people who
work with charities in the region. The
Great British Bake Off
alum is set to make dishes based on her favorite
holiday recipes, while William and Kate will be helping her in the kitchen.

The event, of course, will also highlight some of the
charities that Prince William and Kate Middleton support. The couple will take
Berry around to some of their favorite charitable organizations, where they
will meet some of the people who work behind the scenes.

We do not know what else the special will include, but we
cannot wait to see William and Kate show off their cooking skills.

Prince William pays tribute to his parents

Speaking of royals that give back to the community, William also gave a shout-out to his parents, Princess Diana and Prince Charles, as well as his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

When she was still alive, Diana did a lot of important
charitable work in Africa, something that both William and his younger brother,
Prince Harry, have continued.

“Growing up, both of my parents were hugely charitable,”
William shared. “My father set up the Prince’s Trust. He’s involved in so many
different organizations.”

William added that he always feels good about helping
others. Not only does he learn a lot from his charitable work but it also
inspires him to give more of his time to worthy causes. Given how much Prince William
and Kate Middleton support charities, it is safe to say that they learned a lot
from their parents.

Catch Prince William and Kate Middleton on A Berry Royal Christmas, which is set to air December 16 on the BBC.

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