If Kate Middleton and Prince William's touching gesture towards the sick is any indication of their compassion and love of children, they will make wonderful parents. A new report reveals the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge routinely check in on young cancer patients that they've met. The mother of one boy, Fabian Bates, credits the royal couple with helping her son recover from cancer. "The fact they have kept up contact has helped lift not only Fabian's spirits but those of the whole family," Hello! Magazine quotes Fabian's mother as saying in a Feb. 7 report.
Kate and William met Fabian in 2011 during a visit to London's Royal Marsden hospital. At the time, Fabian was in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. The little boy admits he was inspired by the future king and has since made a dramatic turn around after getting a transplant from his sister. "When I met them, William told me to continue to be brave. I have followed his advice and it has helped me a lot as have the duchess' letters to me," Fabian is quoted as saying.
Fabian has also received at least three letters from Prince William and Kate Middleton. His mother says the royal couple make it a point to check on her son and the other young cancer patients they've met during their visits to the hospital. "They phone the hospital every four to six weeks to find out how all the children they visited are progressing," Bates' mother, Lydia, reveals.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their first child in July.