Duke and Duchess of Cambridge send 'good luck' note to girl, 5, with cancer

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wished Mila Sneddon
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wished Mila Sneddon 'good luck'. (Getty Images)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have sent a sweet message to a young cancer patient about to restart school.

The royal parents sent a special "good luck" note to Mila Sneddon after chemotherapy forced a break in her education.

The five-year-old girl has a rare form of blood cancer, and is about to start her first academic year not undergoing treatment.

In a post on Twitter, they wrote: "Such an incredible journey. Good luck from all of us at Kensington Palace, Mila."

At the same time, the Cambridges shared a photo of Mila dressed in her school uniform about to head back into the classroom.

Captioning the image, her mother Lynda wrote: "First day back at school. Very proud! This is Mila's first school year not undergoing treatment. Love you Mila."

She also responded to the royal couple, replying: "Thank you for your very kind words. Mila has settled in well and delighted to be back at school, sending best wishes to you all at KP."

The duchess first met Mila over a Zoom call in autumn 2020, and promised her that she would wear a pink dress when they met in person.

When they finally sat down together at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh in May 2021, the mother-of-three wore a pink Me+Em frock.

The royal mother met the little girl at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh in May 2021. (Getty Images)
The royal mother met Mila at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh in May 2021. (Getty Images)

Mila also featured in a picture in the duchess' lockdown photographic project, Hold Still, when she was captured kissing the kitchen window from inside her family home.

She first had chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in November 2019, and recently received the all-clear.

Just like Mila, the Cambridge's three children will also soon be heading to school – while Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven, will be heading back into the classroom, it will be four-year-old Prince Louis' first time.

It comes as the family move to Adelaide Cottage near Windsor Castle to create "as normal a life as possible” for the Queen's great-grandchildren.

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