The Duchess of Cambridge is a big softie.
At a royal engagement for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), four-month-pregnant Princess Kate had an exchange with a woman called Leigh Smith.
33-year-old Leigh had been in touch with the Duchess earlier this year. After losing her 3-month-old baby girl to a heart condition (cardiomyopathy), Leigh wrote a letter to Kate, the patron for the charity.
“I wrote to Kate after Beatrice’s death to tell her about the amazing support I’d received from EACH,” Leigh said to media at the event. “She wrote a personal letter back to me saying what an honor it was to hear my story. I thought that was so lovely as obviously it was such an honor to hear back from her. She said she was very touched to hear Beatrice’s story.”
At the event, Leigh and Kate were able to meet face-to-face for the first time. With tears in her eyes, the Duchess hugged Leigh, telling her, “You’re a very brave lady – I’m just so, so sorry.”
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) November 25, 2014