Pretty in pink as promised!
Kate Middleton met with 5-year-old Mila, who is battling leukemia, on Thursday, May 27, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland. The heartwarming meeting comes after young Mila participated in the Duchess of Cambridge's Hold Still photography project last summer.
In a video shared on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's official Instagram account, the royal is seen arriving to meet Mila in a pink dress, worn specifically to keep the promise she made back in August 2020 when the two first spoke over the phone.
"I want to give you a big, squeezy cuddle," Kate tells Mila when they finally meet. "I love your dress. Can you give it a twirl?"
Last August, Kate first spoke to Mila over the phone, who was then 4, about her photo called "Shielding Mila," which captured the little girl waving to her dad from the other side of a window. The video of the adorable conversation was uploaded to her and Prince William's recently launched YouTube channel in early May.
The photo derives from the experience of Mila and her mother, Lynda, having to isolate themselves away from Mila's father, Scott, and older sister, Jodi, to protect her while she underwent chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
During the initial phone conversation between the two, Mila mentioned that she loved to dress up and her favorite color is pink. "I have to make sure I go and try to find myself a pink dress," Kate sweetly responded. "Hopefully, when one day, hopefully, Mila, we'll get to meet, and then I'll remember to wear my pink dress for you."
Much to the delight of Mila and her family, her wish of meeting the Duchess of Cambridge—someone she holds in extremely high regard—has now come true.