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Prince William, Duchess Kate visit children's hospice that Princess Diana opened

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Prince William and his wife, Kate, have once again honored the memory of William's mother, the late Princess Diana.

On Friday, the royal couple paid a much-publicized visit to Francis House, a hospice for children and young adults in Manchester that Diana opened 25 years ago, reports People.

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Manchester
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visited the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester during a visit on Oct. 14.Getty Images

Like Diana, the royal couple have made children's issues a part of their charitable duties.

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William and Kate, both 34, walked by a large photograph of Diana during their visit to the center, People reports. The photograph prompted William, who was just 15 when his mother died in 1997, to remark that it was nice to have a "family connection."

Princess Diana herself made a memorable visit to Francis House for its opening in 1991. Kensington Palace tweeted a photograph of the young princess on her historic trip.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Francis House
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, unveiled a plaque at Francis House during a visit to the hospice. OLI SCARFF / AFP - Getty Images

“I was saying I was here when Princess Diana opened Francis House 25 years ago, and he said it’s nice to have the family connection and that it feels very family here,” said Natalie Hands, the hospice center's clinical leader.

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Manchester
William and Kate spoke with families receiving support at Francis House. OLI SCARFF / AFP - Getty Images

During their historic trip, both William and Kate spent time speaking with the center's young people and their families.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Francis House
The royals' visit comes 25 years after Princess Diana helped open the hospice. OLI SCARFF / AFP - Getty Images

Francis House provides various services including respite care, home care, sibling support, activity weekends for bereaved siblings, end-of-life care and bereavement support.

The center currently cares for more than 300 young people, but struggles with financial difficulties.

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