All aboard the charity train! Hot on the heels of the news that Kate Middleton has chosen her first charity, the British royal palace has announced that Duchess Catherine and her hubby Prince William are heading to Denmark to aid UNICEF.
Will and Kate will be joined by Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary as they visit UNICEF’s emergency supply center and help pack boxes of food and medical supplies destined for East Africa.
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“The couple are seeking to use their joint profile to focus global attention on the terrible situation in East Africa and help push the issue up the international agenda,” senior royal sources told the Daily Mail.
At least 13 million East Africans are suffering from food, water and medicine shortages following the worst drought in the area in 50 years. 320,000 children could starve to death without immediate assistance.
In addition to packing boxes, Will and Kate will receive a briefing from UNICEF staff on the dire situation in the stricken region, tour the supply floor and attend a private meeting with UNICEF doctors.
Africa is dear to the royal couple’s heart: Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton in Kenya last October.
The royal couple leaves for their trip next Wednesday.
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