Kate MiddletonOur favorite Duchess Kate Middleton doesn't go out of her way to speak up often, but she's released her first-ever broadcast message in honor of Children's Hospice Week April 26 through May 3. Rocking a black top with white collar, Kate urges viewers to recognize, celebrate, and support children's hospices and the UK's Together for Short Lives Fund.

It's touching and now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've ever heard Kate say ... well, anything. Kate seems calm, collected, and sincerely passionate about the cause.

Sure, people give Kate Middleton a hard time for having a "plain" personality. The truth is, though, that I think her reserved stature and sweet persona make messages like this one more meaningful. It makes the things she does say feel like they have some weight.

Watch her message, here:

See what I mean? Kate has no problem filming this and speaking up when there's a good purpose. Despite the criticisms, I believe that Kate has done a great job handling this Duchess gig. The fact that she's not in the very least outspoken makes her more interesting when she does have something to say.

What do you think of Kate's first broadcast message?

 

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