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Duchess of Cambridge talks to parents about losing a baby

Up close: Duchess uses microscope at Imperial College

THE Duchess of Cambridge visited the charity Tommy’s yesterday to see the pioneering work it is doing to reduce rates of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

Kate marked Baby Loss Awareness Week by spending time with parents who have been supported by Tommy’s and gone on to have rainbow babies — a baby born after a previous loss.

Hands on: Kate talks to scientists about their work PICTURES: PA

The mum-of-three, who takes a keen interest in child health, also met scientists at Imperial College London working to understand why babies do not survive and also what risk Covid-19 presents for pregnant women.

In the UK, one in four pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth.

Kate was presented with a special Tommy’s candle to light at 7pm today in memory of babies who have died.