The Duchess of Cambridge, who celebrates her second wedding anniversary today with Prince William, is usually seen and not heard. She consistently appears but rarely speaks in public.
Until now, Kate has never had a formal broadcast but today she lent her support to Children's Hospice Week and a charity, Together for Short Lives.
"In order to carry out this wonderful work, our help is needed. With our support, those providing children's palliative care can continue to offer these extraordinary service."
"It does not bear thinking about what these families would do without this... With your support, we can help ensure that these children and their families can make the most of the precious time they have together."