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Kate Middleton Sends Leukemia Patient Hope In Personal Letter

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We can't imagine how happy Kate Middleton made 9-year-old leukemia patient Fabian Bate when she sent him a personalized letter, complete with St. James Palace letterhead.

The Duchess of Cambridge met the young boy while visiting the children's cancer center at the Royal Marsden Hospital, for which Prince William is serving as president.

In the letter the boy's family received last Friday, she praised his "belief and positive energy" and wrote:

"I was so touched by your strength of character. I will keep my fingers crossed that your health goes from strength to strength."

Kate's kind gesture proved words really can do wonders. The Bate family called the letter "a massive boost" to their morale which has diminished while watching Fabian battle the illness, saying:

"This is something to talk about with our family and friends. It's a real morale booster and it was really quite personalized to him and he has something to cherish for years to come."

The message of hope have come just in time for Fabian too.

He was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2006, but relapsed earlier this year and is awaiting test results that will determine whether he is able to receive a bone marrow transplant from one of his sisters.

We can't begin to imagine how tough this unfortunate situation is for Fabian and his family, but we wish them all the best as they continue to battle the life threatening illness.

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Prince Harry Trekking To The North Pole For Charity!

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Wow.

Prince Harry has announced that he will be joining a team of wounded military servicemen on a hike through the North Pole, as part of a charity called Walking With The Wounded, despite it being only weeks before his brother Prince William's royal wedding to Kate Middleton!

According to a representative from St. James Palace:

"The Prince — Patron of the charity Walking with the Wounded — will join the group at their base camp in in Longyearbyen, north Norway on March 29, where he will undertake three days of training with the team. The Prince will then trek with the team for five days as they commence their expedition high above the Arctic Circle."

He'll depart on April 5th while the rest of the team continues on for another three weeks!

Such an amazing cause! We bet it's going to be one of those experiences that you never forget!

So brave! Best of luck to everyone going out there to participate!

Get home safe, bb, so we can see you all spiffed out as best man on the big day!

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