Kate Middleton 'saddened' by Malaysian cancer teen's death
LONDON (AFP) - Prince William's wife Catherine was saddened by the death of a teenage cancer patient she met during their tour of Malaysia last month, St. James's Palace said on Monday.
Zakwan Anuar, 15, who had leukaemia, postponed a badly-needed blood transfusion for 24 hours and put himself through extra pain so he would not miss the royal visit to the Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on September 13.
Catherine, known officially as the Duchess of Cambridge, chatted to him for 15 minutes and signed his birthday card. The visit brought a rare smile to the boy's face.
Kate specifically asked to visit the institution during the tour and chose to make her first official speech abroad at the hospice.