Duchess Kate Middleton Selects Favorite Charities


Jan. 5 2012, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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While the world anxiously waits for Prince William and DuchessKate Middleton to have their very own little prince or princess, Buckingham Palace has announced news of a different sort. The Duchess of Cambridge is officially a patron!

OK! NEWS: KATE MIDDLETON & PRINCE WILLIAM CELEBRATE NYE AT A BASH THROWN INSIDE TEEPEES In October, Kate was named patron of her very first charity, called the Foundation of Prince WIlliam and Prince Harry, and now, she has announced the names of four charities she's going to focus on.  E! News reports the duchess has graciously accepted the honorary positions of patron of Actions on Addiction, royal patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices, royal patron of The Art Room and patron of the National Portrait Gallery, London. Considering she was an art history student in college, the last two seem right up her alley, and based on her heartwarming visits at childrens' hospitals, the hospice seems like a no-brainer, as well. OK! GALLERY: PRINCE WILLIAM & KATE MIDDLETON'S ROCKIN' DOUBLE DATE The soon-to-be 30 year-old (she'll turn the big three-oh this Monday!), will serve as a volunteer in the Scout Association. Not only that, Kate will privately volunteer with groups in North Wales. The Beaver and Cub Scouts will officially name her an "Occasional Helper," too. Kate will pay public and private visits to her selected chairities during the upcoming months. The royal press secretary indicated her charities reflect her "personal interests in the arts, the promotion of outdoor activity, and supporting people who are in need of all ages, especially young children."   

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