Kate visits families and children unable to attend Jubilee celebrations
The Duchess of Cambridge visited a children’s hospital in central London where she met patients and families unable to attend Jubilee celebrations.
Evelina Children’s Hospital said Kate visited the hospital, of which she is a patron, on Friday evening.
He wrote on Twitter: “We received a very special surprise last night! Our Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, came for a private visit to meet our patients, families and staff unable to join in the celebrations this weekend. -end.
“Luckily the hospital was already adorned with platinum jubilee decorations made by some of the children and young people we care for. Thank you YRH for thinking of us.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Twitter account responded with a purple love heart.
Kate met patients and staff in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), including seven-day-old Florence Charlotte Rose Clements, who is a cardiac patient.
Images released by the hospital showed a masked Kate pictured next to the Florence bed, who had tubes attached to her face and wore a knitted crown.
Her parents, Emma Stickler and Mark Clements, from Meopham in Kent, were also pictured with her.
Other images showed homemade decorations with a large crown, the number 70 (in a nod to the Platinum Jubilee), Union Jack garlands, Corgies and drawings.