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Princess Kate's Message of Support for Kids Coping with Life-Threatening Illnesses: 'Every Moment Is Precious'

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As she begins her second week bonding with baby Charlotte, Princess Kate has thousands of other kids also on her mind.

Kate, 33, penned a touching letter to families of children with life-limiting conditions in honor of Children’s Hospice Week, writing, “Every moment is precious and every memory needs to be cherished and celebrated.”

She continued: “Children’s hospices strive to create happy moments in the most difficult times any family could face. I hope you will join me in supporting Children’s Hospice Week and work to make every moment count for all of our families.”

One of Kate’s key charities is East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, and since taking on that patronage, she has gradually immersed herself in gaining more knowledge about, and experience in, the world of caring for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Her first public speech as a royal was made at an EACH hospice, and she has since visited hospices around the world as she makes official tours alongside husband William, 32.

Using the hashtag #momentscount, Children’s Hospice Week brings together the U.K.’s 53 children’s hospices and children’s palliative care services and is headed up by the charity Together for Short Lives.