Kate Middleton,  Duchess of Cambridge

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Kate Middleton is doing her part to cheer up some very sick children.

The Duchess of Cambridge and her new darker 'do will pay a visit to the Shooting Star House Children's Hospice in Hampton, Middlesex, England, on Friday, Dec. 6.

Kensington Palace announced Tuesday that Middleton will tour the facilities, view a music therapy session, meet a group of volunteers and have tea with some of the kids and their families. She'll also be going without Prince William, who we assume will be home looking after Prince George.

The 31-year-old royal is a big supporter of hospice charities and children's palliative care in general, having toured Naomi House Children's Hospice in Hampshire in April.

Shooting Star is one of the U.K.'s leading children's hospice charities, hosting 650 children and young patients with life-limiting conditions and their families. Other celebs who've gotten involved in the organization include TV chef Nigella Lawson, X Factor creator Simon Cowell and actress Joan Collins (to name just a few).

The trip is the latest philanthropic activity Middleton's embarked on recently.

Kate Middleton, Duchess Catherine, Prince William

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On Nov. 19, she and Will toured the offices of Only Connect, a crime prevention charity helping rebuild the lives of inmates, ex-offenders and others who've ended up on the wrong side of the law. They also stopped by Bounce Back and Handmade Alliance, which offer similar services.

The next day, Middleton met with staffers at Place2Be, a charity offering school-based mental health and emotional support services. And the following week, she attended the annual SportsAid charity dinner in London.

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