Royals Every Photo from Kate Middleton's Holiday Visit to Her New Patronage, Evelina Children's Hospital Young patients at a children's clinic in London received a pair of special visitors on Tuesday By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer and Reporter at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 11, 2018 07:49 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 12 Beretta/Sims/REX/Shutterstock Kate Middleton made a special visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital, where she just announced she has become a patron, on Tuesday. 02 of 12 Kate Middleton and Prince William. Beretta/Sims/REX/Shutterstock Kate and Prince William were greeted by a young girl who gave them a bouquet of flowers. 03 of 12 Kate Middleton. Chris Jackson/Getty Kate even received a cute curtsy from the youngster! 04 of 12 Kate Middleton. Chris Jackson/Getty Through visits to hospitals and hospices, Kate has seen firsthand the impact that comprehensive care and support can have upon young children. 05 of 12 Chris Jackson/Getty The palace says her patronage of Evelina London "provides an opportunity to champion the medical professionals working on the front-line in children’s healthcare, and shine a light on their work supporting children in their early years." 06 of 12 Kate Middleton. Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock Kate, 36, looked ready for the holidays in a green dress covered in white polka dots by LK Bennett. She completed the look with a matching green L.K. Bennett "Dora" clutch and matching heels – both of which the royal mom used at an outing just last week, keeping up her go-to move of recycling pieces from her closet! 07 of 12 Kate Middleton. Chris Jackson/Getty One young patient – 12-year-old Esme Orbell, who has been coming to see the specialists at the hospital as she has right hemiplegia – says of Kate, "She was so polite and lovely, and talked to everyone. She wished me a happy Christmas." 08 of 12 Kate Middleton. Chris Jackson/Getty Her mother, Jackie, adds that they came to London from Bury St. Edmonds, in Suffolk, for the appointment today. "We have been coming here for eight years and to have the royals come in today has made it really special for her. It made our trip worthwhile." 09 of 12 Prince William. Chris Jackson/Getty William spoke about football injury with one young boy while Kate chatted with young moms holding babies. 10 of 12 Kate Middleton. Chris Jackson/Getty Kate got help from Cruz Brown, 4, when it came time to unveil a banner which features Cruz. 11 of 12 Chris Jackson/Getty Kate gave another boy a lift to check out a mural celebrating the hospital's 150th anniversary, which is coming up next year. 12 of 12 Chris Jackson/Getty William knelt down to chat with an excited girl in a wheelchair during their visit.