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Kate Middleton Meets With Sick Children and Families During Hospice Visit

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Kate Middleton is giving back just in time for the holiday season.

Prince William's other half got back to work this morning after last night's royal screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which coincided with the tragic death of Nelson Mandela yesterday.

The 31-year-old royal met with sick children and hospital workers this morning during a visit to the Shooting Star House center in West London. According to the organization, Kate spoke with hospice staff, volunteers and children "to learn more about the impact" of their work. She also participated in a music session with a group of kids and toured the facilities.

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The hospice center tweeted an adorable pic of Kate singing along with kids while holding a green animal puppet on her hand, writing, "A very special music therapy @SSChospices ... Can you spot our royal visitor joining in with the sing-a-long?"

The center's CEO David Burland also shared, "The Duchess is a committed supporter of children's hospices and showed great knowledge about our vital work supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families."

For her visit, Kate looked cute in dark boots, blue skinny jeans and a sleek gray coat. The Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles and gave out plenty of hugs to children at the center.

During last night's somber Mandela screening, Will addressed the news of the South African leader's passing, telling media that Mandela was an "extraordinary and inspiring" man and that his death was "extremely sad and tragic news."

He added, "My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now."

Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge SSChospices/Twitter
Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge SSChospices/Twitter
Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Bradley Page- WPA Pool/Getty Images

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