Kate Middleton is taking on an all-new role, and it holds a special place in Queen Elizabeth’s heart.
Yesterday, Buckingham Palace announced that the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, is now an official patron of the U.K. charity Family Action. Middleton will assist the organization in providing support for families, who are affected by mental health issues, financial burdens and more.
If the new gig sounds familiar, it’s probably because Queen Elizabeth was a patron of the same organization for 65 years. Since Middleton is a dedicated philanthropist, it was only a matter of time before she took over for the monarch.
Earlier today, Middleton attended her first event as a royal patron of Family Action. The duchess visited the Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire, England, where she surprised a group of children.