Kate Middleton to celebrate second wedding anniversary at hospice
Kate Middleton to celebrate second wedding anniversary on hospice visit Reuters

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William will celebrate their second wedding anniversary away from each other.

The 31-year-old royal, will visit Naomi House Children's Hospice, Sutton Scotney, Hampshire on 29 April to celebrate Children's Hospice Week 2013. She will tour the hospice's facilities, where she will meet children and their families, staff, volunteers and supporters of the charity.

Following the tour, the pregnant Duchess will also attend a tea party with some of Naomi House's children and their families. She is also scheduled to attend a live performance of Free, a song written by a Naomi House child, Ollie Wade, as a tribute to his deceased brother. Wade released the song to raise money for Naomi House and is available to buy on iTunes.

The Children's Hospice Week 2013 which takes place between 26 April and 3 May is organised by the national charity Together for Short Lives, the UK's only charity week for children with life-limiting conditions and the services that support them.

"We are delighted that Her Royal Highness has chosen Naomi House to visit at the start of Children's Hospice Week. Her presence will provide a real boost for our families, our volunteers and all of our dedicated staff who will be thrilled to meet her," Professor Khalid Aziz, Chairman at Naomi House, said.

Kate Middleton, who is patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), made her first public speech during a visit to Ipswich's Treehouse Hospice last March.

Almost two years ago, billions of people around the world witnessed Kate Middleton and Prince William exchanging vows in a fairy tale wedding at Westminster Abbey. The couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary with a low-key trip to a local pub.