The Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Ipswich this morning to visit The Treehouse hospice, which she toured before making her first ever official public address at the event.
Oh, and STYLE SIDENOTE it turns out it's not just Kate borrowing from Carole - that Jane Corbett hat was previously worn by the Duchess to the wedding of Nicholas Van Cutsem in 2009 before gracing her mum's bonce for Ascot 2010:
"Everyone at EACH is honoured and extremely proud to have The Duchess of Cambridge as Royal Patron and delighted that she will be formally opening The Treehouse on 19th March.
"This will be Her Royal Highness's first public engagement as EACH Royal Patron and children, families, staff and supporters are very much looking forward to the visit."
"Having our work recognised in this way by Her Royal Highness is not only a tribute to our staff and supporters, but a huge boost for the children, young people and families receiving our care and support.
"The Duchess's support, including the visit on 19th March, continues to help us increase the awareness and understanding of the full range of services we offer children and families, and really celebrates the great work being done by all children's hospices across the UK."
As part of the royal engagement Kate also planted a tree, marking the official opening of the hospice facilities.
Here's Kate's speech in full:
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