Pregnant Kate Middleton Warned to Expect Tears on Rehab Visit
By Tom Porter | February 18, 2013 1:03 AM EST
The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton has been warned to expect tears on a planned visit to a rehab centre where young mothers are treated for drug and alcohol problems.
Research manager Amanda Thomson said: "This has to be one of the hardest jobs for her so far.
"These are heart-rending tales of what they have been through. It's a gritty issue - it will be an emotional day.
"The duchess has a heart and will certainly find it moving - it's impossible not to cry."
The centre offers treatment, support and education to families battling addiction.
"People have had really tough times and are trying to turn their lives around," Thomson said. She believes that Kate's pregnancy will make her visit "even more emotional".
Kate chose to become a patron of the charity after hearing about the plight of addicts and their children in 2011.
On her first official visit to the 23-bed residential centre she will chat to patients and children who live there with their mothers.
Kate is a patron of four organisations and is looking for four more to support.
As Kate enjoyed a break on the luxury Caribbean island of Mustique with Prince William last week, it has emerged that a government watchdog is to perform an audit of the Royal Family's accounts to assess if they represent value for money.
City experts believe that if the Royals were to charge for appearances, the family would be able to command fees in excess of £250 million.
"Against the earning power of the glitterati and so-called celebrities the Royal Family is a financial snip", City commentator David Bulk told the Sunday Express.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult Allegedly Split: Mad Max Actor Cheats with Kristen Stewart & Riley Keough - Reports
- Taylor Swift Named Forbes' Second Highest Paid Country Musician [PHOTOS]
- Forever Lost: Indescribable Anguish for Malaysia Airlines MH17 Families, Remains of Some Victims May Never Be Found (PHOTOS)
- Lunch with the Gods: Pope Francis Eats with Vatican Workers in Cafeteria
Join the Conversation
- Ed Sheeran Disappoints Taylor Swift and Other A-List Celebrities, Scolded for Spilling Secrets - Reports
- Beyonce and Jay Z: HOV May Have a Sextape with Carmen Bryan, Report Suggests; Queen Bey ‘Beyond Furious’
- The Bachelorette Season 10 (2014) Finale, ATFR Spoilers: Find Out: Will Andi Dorfman Accept the Proposal and is She Still With the Winner
- Jim Parsons Quits The Big Bang Theory News Turns Out Hoax, but Actor ‘Not’ Sure about his Return in Season 8
- Kate Middleton Pregnancy Reports: The Truth Behind the Duchess Miscarriage
- Google Nexus 6, 8 with Android L on Release Date Promises Killer Mobile Device Experience
- iPhone 6 Release Date Relevance to iOS Newbies: Specs Meaning, Price Considerations
- Killer Whales Gobble Japanese Whaling Crew
- 12-inch MacBook Apple Retina and 2014 MacBook Pro to Feature Liquid Sensors, Release in October
- The Pirate Bay Releases ‘The Mobile Bay’: Mobile Torrent Download Made Easier but Remains Illegal
- 5 Marketing Nuggets We Can All Learn From Lady Gaga
- Malaysia Airlines Considers Changing Name After MH370 and MH17 Tragedies