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Despite being pregnant with royalty, the Duchess of Cambridge opted to donate a hamper full of baby clothes to the East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH).
People reports that Kate Middleton donated the baby clothes just days before the palace announced that she and husband Prince William are expecting their first child together.
According to the report, the donation was worth $160, but has since been put up for auction and garnered $410 in bids thus far.
Russell Baker opted to put the hamper up for auction to help raise $24,000, the amount it costs to run the charity each day.
“The fact that the hamper was delivered on the day that The Duchess was in [the] hospital was a coincidence in timing,” a rep for the couple states according to E!.
The Duchess has also released a statement on behalf of the charity calling it “invaluable to hundreds of families. In the past year there has been an unprecedented amount of care and support delivered to children and young people with life-threatening illnesses, and their families.”
She adds, "I have been fortunate enough to meet some of those who have been supported by EACH, and seen firsthand the positive impact this organization has on their lives," she added. "For both families accessing care, and those who have been bereaved, EACH is a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time."
The Duchess and Prince William announced their pregnancy in early December.