Treatment, support, care and advice can provide a lifeline to families at a time of great need
Kate Middleton in Malaysia
Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Malaysia. On Thursday, September 13, she gave a speech on foreign soil during their Diamond Jubilee tour in Southeast Asia.
“William and I are hugely excited to be in Malaysia — this is our first-ever visit — and are absolutely delighted to have been invited to join you all here at Hospis Malaysia. It is so exciting to learn about the country’s very first pediatric palliative care program and to witness for myself something of the wonderful work of Hospis Malaysia’s superb staff”, she said at Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.
During her speech, Kate tried to raise awareness of the importance of specialized care for seriously ill children. “As Patron of East Anglia Children’s Hospice, a UK-based charity…I have learned that delivering the best possible palliative care to children is vital. Providing children and their families with a place of support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life-changing. With effective palliative care lives can be transformed”, she continued.
“Treatment, support, care and advice can provide a lifeline to families at a time of great need. This is a very special place and so much is already being achieved. It has been wonderful meeting the patients, families and all the staff here — you have given us the most wonderful welcome”, Kate added.
This was Kate’s second public speech since she married William. Back in March, she gave her first speech in England at a children’s hospice.
Next, Kate and William will visit the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.