Duchess Kate Tearful : Kate Middleton Gets Tearful During Hospice Visit

Duchess Kate Tearful : Kate Middleton Gets Tearful During Hospice Visit

Pregnant Duchess Kate Tears Up During Hospice Visit, Kate embraced Leigh Smith, 33, after hearing how Smith’s baby girl died from heart complications at three-months, The Mirror reported.

“You’re a very brave lady and again, I’m just so so sorry,” the pregnant Duchess said.

Kate was the guest of honour overnight at the appeal by her charity East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) to raise £10 million (NZ$20 million) to build a new Norfolk hospice.

Smith wrote to Kate in March saying how EACH helped her when Beatrice died in February, and was overwhelmed to receive a heartfelt reply, The Daily Mail reported.

Today she told her emotional story in front of Kate and 700 guests at the Norfolk Showground.

Afterwards, Leigh said: “Kate sought me out and gave me a hug just before she left.

“I was getting quite teary-eyed, she had tears in her eyes.”

The Duchess was a bright presence among the crowd, dressed in a red Katherine Hooker dress and back suede Jimmy Choo shoes.