Kate Middleton Opens New Accommodations for Families of Sick Children in London: Pics!
By Rachel McRady
Kate Middleton wants to help families who have to deal with some of the worst things in life. The Duchess of Cambridge opened up a house for families of critically ill children in London on Tuesday, providing a local place for them to stay while their loved ones get treatment.
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Working with the Ronald McDonald House Charity’s UK branch, Middleton proudly announced the new 59-bedroom home. The charity runs 14 houses in the UK that help more than 7,000 families.
The mother of two was greeted with a bouquet of flowers from 8-year-old Isabelle, whose brother Luke, 6, is currently staying at Evalina Hospital. She rocked a royal blue suit for the moving event.
She met residents Dion and Danielle, whose 8-month-old daughter Mia has been in the children’s hospital for seven months. She also greeted baby Jack who was born with half a heart and had to have multiple procedures. Jack’s family lives in Scotland and is able to stay near him thanks to the temporary housing.
When she asked one young resident what his favorite cartoon was, he adorably replied, “Lightning McQueen! He goes so fast.”