14/08/2014 16:42 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Kate Middleton Says 'Fond And Happy Memories' Have Been Made On Tour Of New Zealand Australia

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and adorable Prince George are almost two weeks into their tour of New Zealand and Australia. And come rain or shine, huge crowds have filled the streets in hopes of getting a glimpse of the Royal family on each of their visits.

So on one of her latest visits, the Duchess took the opportunity to reflect on the trip and thank everyone for making her family welcome.


During a visit to Australian children's hospice Bear Cottage, Duchess Kate gave her first speech of the Royal Tour.

The Duchess, who is a patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices, said she was pleased to see the incredible work being carried out at the hospice, Hello! magazine reports.

"The haven that you have created here is inspirational, and there is so much that you can share with each other as you continue to support and nurture those in your care," she said.

Duchess Kate also took the opportunity to thank the public for making her three week trip around New Zealand and Australia extra special.


She said: "If I may, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has welcomed me and George so incredibly warmly on our first visit.

"To be here together as a family has been very special and we will always remember it with fond and happy memories. Thank you for inviting us here and for such a generous welcome."

During the tour, the Duke and Duchess have been wine tasting in New Zealand, gone head to head in cricket, rugby and sailing, and visited Sydney's Easter Show.

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