The beautiful Kate Middleton presented her first speech as a member of the Royal Family at the opening of the East Anglia Children's Hospice at the Treehouse center. The center is located in Ipswich, just outside of London.
The always fashionable Kate wore a electric blue Reiss belted dress and black heels. She was aglow as she told the crowd, ""I feel hugely honored to be here to see this wonderful center. I am only sorry that William can't be here today, he would love it here."
It turns out that Kate had borrowed her mother's dress for the occasion. The following YouTube video shows her mother sporting the garb in 2010.
Perhaps she wanted her mother close to her as she read her very first public adress. According to People, Kate confessed to one guest, "I find doing speeches nerve wrecking."
Kate supposedly wrote the three minute speech on her own and delivered it without a hitch. Her address focused on the power of teamwork and its ability to achieve great things.
The princess was very impressed by the facility and said that it is, "Far from being a clinical depressing place for sick children, it [is] a home. Most importantly, it [is] a family home, a happy place of stability, support and care. It [is] a place of fun."