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Duchess of Sussex spends two-days working in Kingston Hospital’s Maternity Unit

The Duchess of Cambridge has undergone two-days of secret work experience in a busy London maternity ward. 

According to the Court Circular, the Duchess yesterday ‘completed two days with Kingston Hospital Maternity Unit in London’. 

The hospital delivered more than 5,900 babies at its maternity ward in 2018, and also offers assistance with home births, alongside a midwife-led unit. 

Kate has taken a keen interest in early years development and child mental health in the course of her royal work, although the purpose of the placement as yet remains undisclosed.   

The Duchess of Cambridge,37, has undergone two-days of secret work experience in a busy London maternity ward

Caring Kate Middleton meets a young wellwisher as she attends the 'Back to Nature' festival at RHS Garden Wisley in September

Caring Kate Middleton meets a young wellwisher as she attends the ‘Back to Nature’ festival at RHS Garden Wisley in September 

The mother delivered her own children Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and one-yer-old Prince Louis at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital. She is pictured in 2018 alongside the Duke of Cambridge holding baby Louis.

The mother delivered her own children Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and one-yer-old Prince Louis at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital. She is pictured in 2018 alongside the Duke of Cambridge holding baby Louis. 

This year the ward celebrated the Malden Suite’s 10-year anniversary and the midwife led unit is one of the most popular London, where on average 100 women and -20% of London births – deliver every month. 

Kate delivered her own children Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and one-yer-old Prince Louis at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital. 

The royal – who is Joint Patron of the royal foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – has been seen at many engagements during recent months demonstrating her natural affinity towards children. 

 Earlier this month, Kate who is Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) – opened the £10 million Nook children’s hospice in Norfolk . 

Earlier this month, Kate who is Royal Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) - opened the £10 million Nook children's hospice in Norfolk

Earlier this month, Kate who is Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) – opened the £10 million Nook children’s hospice in Norfolk

During her visit to the charity's new hospice in Framingham Earl, the royal met children and families being supported by EACH

During her visit to the charity’s new hospice in Framingham Earl, the royal met children and families being supported by EACH

During her visit to the charity’s new hospice in Framingham Earl, the royal met children and families being supported by EACH, toured the hospice, and unveiled a plaque to officially open the building. 

Chatting to Betsy Fletcher, whose brother Toby, 10, has dystonic cerebral palsy and other complex medical needs, she said: ‘I love your plaits. My daughter Charlotte loves plaits too but her hair is only this long so we have to do them up at the side.’

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk and supports their families.

In October, the Duchess accompanied the Duke of Cambridge  who comforted children at a cancer hospital, visited by his late mother Princess Diana the year before she died,  while on a royal tour of Pakistan.  

In October, the Duchess accompanied the Duke of Cambridge who comforted children at a cancer hospital while on a royal tour of Pakistan. They met five-year-old Muhammad Samir in the chemotherapy ward, a boy who has Hodgkin lymphoma

In October, the Duchess accompanied the Duke of Cambridge who comforted children at a cancer hospital while on a royal tour of Pakistan. They met five-year-old Muhammad Samir in the chemotherapy ward, a boy who has Hodgkin lymphoma

Among the other children they met was Wafia Rehmani, a seven-year-old girl from over the border in Afghanistan, who has a kidney tumour

Among the other children they met was Wafia Rehmani, a seven-year-old girl from over the border in Afghanistan, who has a kidney tumour

Prince William and Kate travelled from the capital Islamabad to the bustling city of Lahore, where they had a busy schedule including a trip to the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.

At the state-of-the-art cancer facility located in the centre of Lahore this afternoon, they visited the children’s ward to spend time with patients undergoing treatment at the hospital, and spoke to a number of their families.

William and Kate met five-year-old Muhammad Samir in the chemotherapy ward, a boy who has Hodgkin lymphoma but wants to be a soldier. The Duke played with his fishing game as the pair tried to hook toy fish.

Among the other children they met was Wafia Rehmani, a seven-year-old girl from over the border in Afghanistan, who has a kidney tumour. She wore matching toy tiaras with the Duchess and hosted a toy tea party on her bed. 

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