03/19/2013 05:36 pm ET

Kate Middleton And Prince William, Parents-To-Be, Visit Families At Child Bereavement Charity UK

As William and Kate excitedly prepare for their bundle of joy to arrive, the expectant couple took some time out on Tuesday to support moms and dads who have faced every parent's worst nightmare.

The royal pair visited Child Bereavement UK, a nonprofit that guides families that are mourning the loss of a child, paying particularly close attention to kids who are grieving. The Duke of Cambridge has served as the “Royal patron” of the charity since 2009, and both he and Kate spent time with families and met with the organization’s staff.

“It has been a privilege to have The Duke of Cambridge lend his support to our work; his involvement has made a huge, positive difference to Child Bereavement UK,” the charity wrote in a press release.

Child Bereavement UK is just one group catering to kids that the Duke and Duchess support. William serves as the president of the Royal Marsden Hospital, a role his late mother once held, and he and wife opened the hospital's child cancer center -– one of the largest of its kind in Europe -– in September 2011, US Magazine reported.

Hat Tip: USA Today



Will And Kate Visit Grieving Families