Kate Middleton kept a very sweet promise to a young cancer patient

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Photo credit: JANE BARLOW - Getty Images
Photo credit: JANE BARLOW - Getty Images

Kate Middleton made a very touching gesture this week to a five-year-old, Mila Sneddon, who's been undergoing cancer treatment. The little girl has been having chemotherapy for leukaemia, and first came into contact with the Duchess of Cambridge last year when her photograph was submitted for Kate’s lockdown photography project, Hold Still.

The picture, which was taken during the first lockdown, showed little Mila and her father separated by a window at their home in Falkirk, Scotland. In the image, Mila is seen kissing her kitchen window while her dad stands outside smiling at his daughter. Mila's father, Scott, had been forced to live separately from Mila and her mum because he had to work and couldn't risk bringing COVID into the family home with Mila's ill health.

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In autumn last year Kate Middleton met Mila via video call, and she vowed that if the pair ever met in person, she would wear a pink dress. Pink is Mila's favourite colour, and the royal mum-of-three kept her sweet promise this week. During William and Kate's royal tour of Scotland, in which they found time to sneak out for a date night, the Duchess invited Mila and her mother, Lynda, to the Palace of Holyroodhouse - the Queen’s official home in Edinburgh.

Photo credit: JANE BARLOW - Getty Images
Photo credit: JANE BARLOW - Getty Images

Kate showed up in a midi, belted shirt dress in a gorgeous shade of pink from Me + Em for the occasion, much to Mila's delight. The five-year-old also followed the dress code, arriving in head-to-toe blush pink.

When Kate and Mila met, the Duchess said: "Hi Mila, look at you! I want to give you a big squeezy cuddle. It’s so nice to meet you in person." She went on to compliment the little girl's dress, before Mila twirled, did a handstand and then a cartwheel.

Photo credit: JANE BARLOW - Getty Images
Photo credit: JANE BARLOW - Getty Images

Mila then spoke about the photograph that made it into Kate Middleton's Hold Still book. "It’s because Daddy had to self-isolate to keep me safe from the coronavirus and then he finally came back home," The Times reports she said. After seven weeks of isolation, Mila's dad Scott was able to return home.

What an adorable exchange, and I bet meeting a real life princess made Mila's day.

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