Kate Middleton Joins Circle of Love at Shooting Star Hospice in Middlesex

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By Toyin Owoseje | December 7, 2013 4:56 AM EST

The Duchess of Cambridge has spent time with poorly children and their families at a hospice in Middlesex.

The Duchess of Cambridge has spent time with terminally-ill children and their families at a hospice in Middlesex.

Kate Middleton toured the Shooting Star House Children's Hospice to learn more about the work of its staff and palliative care.

The new mum toured the facilities, sat in on a music therapy session and had a cup of tea with the volunteers that help run the hospice.

She choose a smart, yet causal, ensemble which included a dove grey coat from high street favourite Reiss, dark blue skinny jeans and black suede wedge boots for the royal engagement.

"We are honoured to have welcomed Her Royal Highness to @SSChospices," said Shooting Star CEO David Burland.

Kate Middleton sat in on a music therapy session during her visit.

"The Duchess is a committed supporter of children's hospices & showed great knowledge about our vital work supporting children with life-limiting conditions & their families."

He added: "She took the time to speak to families, volunteers & staff to learn more about the impact of our work & the wider palliative care network."

Kate became the Royal Patron of the East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH) in 2011 and is involved in the extended hospice network around the UK.

"Children's hospices provide lifelines to families at a time of unimaginable pain," Prince William's wife previously said. "The support they give is vital."

In March 2012, she gave her first ever public address at the Treehouse hospice in Ipswich.

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