Kate Middleton Make First Speech As A Royal

March 19, 2012
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to officially open The Treehouse Children's Hospice in Ipswich, England on March 19, 2012 -- Getty Images

Kate Middleton showed off her royal voice on Monday!

The Duchess of Cambridge gave her first speech as a member of the Royal Family at the opening of the East Anglia Children's Hospice at the Treehouse center in Ipswich, just outside of London.

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"I feel hugely honored to be here to see this wonderful center," Kate, sporting a vibrant blue Reiss belted dress and black heels, told the crowd from a podium with a smile. "I am only sorry that William can't be here today, he would love it here.

"A view of his - that I share - is that through teamwork, so much can be achieved. What you have all achieved is extraordinary," she continued. "Today I have seen again that the Treehouse is all about family and fun... the feelings you inspire - feelings of love and of hope - offer a chance to families to live a life they never thought could be possible."

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According to People, Kate, who wrote the speech herself, confessed to a one guest, "I find doing speeches nerve wrecking."

During her appearance, the Duchess of Cambridge also helped plant a tree on the grounds of the hospice.

Prince William is currently deployed in the Falkland Islands.

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