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Kate Middleton Gives First Foreign Speech in Malaysia

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It may have been her first speech abroad, but Kate Middleton came off like an old pro.

During her and Prince William's visit to Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, the Duchess of Cambridge took a moment to share a few words.

"William and I are hugely excited to be in Malaysia—this, our first-ever visit—and are absolutely delighted to have been invited to join you all here," Kate said as she stood at a podium outside the facility. "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."

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Kate also expressed her joy at being able to spend time with many of the terminally ill children seeking treatment at Hospis Malaysia.

"It's been wonderful meeting the patients, the families and all the staff here," she said. "You have given us the most wonderful welcome."

Malaysia is the latest stop in the royals' Diamond Jubilee tour of the South Pacific. Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess were in Singapore.

From Sept. 16 through Sept. 18, William and Kate are scheduled to be in the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

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