In pictures: Kate visits Great Ormond Street Hospital

The Duchess of Cambridge chatted to young patients and their families as she visited Great Ormond Street Hospital - and received two teddy bears to take home to Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Kate officially opened a new centre which provides modern accommodation for all the young patients and allows parents or carers to stay comfortably by their bedside.

She was greeted on her arrival by nine-year-old Ava Watt, who has cystic fibrosis:

Royal visit to GOSH
Ava delighted the duchess with the two teddies (John Stillwell/PA)
The youngster said Kate told her the teddy bears will be 'a lovely present' (John Stillwell/PA)
Royal visit to GOSH
Kate wore a striking red Boden coat as she warded off the chilly weather (John Stillwell/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to patients as she officially opens the Mittal Children's Medical Centre during a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital
It was Kate's first visit to the hospital (Frank Augstein/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge with six-month-old patient Sienna McGuire as she officially opens the Mittal Children's Medical Centre during a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital
Six-month-old Sienna McGuire was one of the youngest patients the duchess met (Frank Augstein/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge with patient Sienna McGuire, six months old as she officially opens the Mittal Children's Medical Centre during a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital
Sienna has spent much of her first six months in hospital as she does not have a right lung (Frank Augstein/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge  with patient Gabriella Cook, 13, as she officially opens the Mittal Children's Medical Centre during a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital
Gabriella Cook, 13, was among those who chatted to Kate (Frank Augstein/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge with four year old Rafael Chana as she officially opens the Mittal Children's Medical Centre during a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital
Rafael Chana found out the duchess was a fellow fan of olives and when the four-year-old also told Kate he liked pasta, she told him Charlotte does too (Frank Augstein/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to patient Oriel Gray, 14, as she officially opens the Mittal Children's Medical Centre during a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital
Kate, chatting here with Oriel Gray, 14, said she was inspired by the 'bravery and courage' of the youngsters and their families (Frank Augstein/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to patients as she officially opens the Mittal Children's Medical Centre during a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital
She said 'you can see the real family element that the hospital brings at such a difficult time' (Frank Augstein/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge as she officially opens the Mittal Children's Medical Centre during a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital
Kate, who is pregnant with her third child, congratulated the hospital and its supporters on the new centre (Frank Augstein/PA)
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