William, 29, and Kate, 29, will unveil a plaque to officially open the new Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey, UK, next Thursday, before he and Kate meet with patients and staff at the medical centre.
William is president of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, a role previously held by his late mother Princess Diana. He is keen to introduce the facility to his wife, who is currently deciding which charity endeavours to support in her new role within the royal family.
A St. James’s Palace spokesperson said: ‘It’s one of his oldest patronages, dating back to 2007, and he is very keen to introduce the Duchess of Cambridge to the work the trust does.’
The new cancer centre will be able to treat almost 600 inpatients and over 5,000 day patients every year, with parents and family closely involved in the treatment plans created by the hospital.