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In Pictures: Kate becomes patron of nursing charities

Kate, who is expecting her third child in April, will be supporting women’s healthcare and global health work, including those who work on the front line.

The Duchess of Cambridge has visited the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London.

The visit came as it was announced she has become patron of the college, as well as the Nursing Now campaign that aims to raise the status and profile of nurses around the world.

Kate, who is expecting her third child in April, later visited St Thomas’ Hospital in the capital to officially launch Nursing Now.

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The Duchess of Cambridge meets 10-month-old Amara Kedwell- Parsons who was born prematurely and is a patient at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, (Richard Pohle/The Times/PA)
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The Duchess of Cambridge is presented with flowers by five-year-old Bella Kedwell-Parsons (Richard Pohle/The Times)
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Bella gave Kate a tour of the ward (Richard Pohle/The Times/PA)
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Kate, who is expecting her third child in April, arrives at the headquarters of RCOG (Victoria Jones/PA)
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The Duchess of Cambridge is met by college President Lesley Regan (Peter Nicholls/PA)
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The Duchess took part in a round table chat (Peter Nicholls/PA)
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The RCOG is a medical charity that champions the provision of high quality women’s healthcare in the UK and beyond (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Professor Lesley Regan, president of the RCOG, said she was
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Founded in 1929, the College now has more than 16,000 members globally (Peter Nicholls/PA)

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