London: Kate Middleton paid a visit to ailing kids at Rainbow Place Children`s Hospice.
The Duchess of Cambridge is on a three-week tour to New Zealand and Australia with her husband and Britain`s Prince William and son Prince George.
Dressed in emerald coat by Erdem, the Duchess of Cambridge Saturday met with more than 40 children and their families, and after going on a tour of the facility, she said, "There should be more places like this", reports radaronline.com.
The 32-year-old also a met a 12-year-old boy named Sam Ogilvy, whose father drowned two years ago. Sam told his story to Middleton using a sand tray, saying: "I told her about my journey. She was really nice. She quite liked the sand tray idea of telling the story."
Middleton also met 6-year-old Bailey Rupe, asking about her mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and given six weeks to live, saying: "Are you having tea? Can I sit with you? How is mummy doing?" Middleton also added to the little girl, "Do you find it difficult sometimes? You`re a very brave little girl."
After the princess`s visit, Bailey said: "I was excited to meet a real princess and it made me feel like a princess for the day, too."
Midleton also visited an art therapy room and addressed children dealing with their parents` illnesses, saying: "It looks far too tidy to be an art therapy room.
There`s normally paint everywhere and I normally end up getting some on myself!"