On September 29th 2011, William and Kate visited the Royal Marsden Hospital in south London to open the Oak Centre for Children and Young People. The new unit is one of the largest comprehensive children and young people’s cancer centres in Europe.
Over 5,000 day patients and 600 inpatients will receive treatment at the Oak Centre unit every year.
While visiting the Royal Marsden, William and Kate toured the unit and spoke with many children, families and staff at the facility.
Prince William became president of The Royal Marsden in May 2007, a position previously held by his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. It was a cause that was close to his mother’s heart and he said he felt proud to be able to carry on her work.
Kate wore an oatmeal coloured dress by Amanda Wakeley. The dress was named the “Sculpted Felt Long Sleeved Seamed Dress” and retailed for £450.
Kate accessorised the outfit with her Kiki McDonough Grace earrings. She also wore her silver necklace with a sparkling cross pendant. Anna from My Small Obsessions believes the piece is from an old Tiffany & Co. collection. She recalls Kate’s mother Carole wearing an identical necklace on several occasions.