Kate Middleton Pens Rare Personal Message for the Official Kensington Palace Instagram Account

Kate Middleton is opening up about something close to her heart, and she’s using Kensington Palace's official Instagram account to do it. 

On Saturday, the Duchess of Cambridge posted a (rare) personal note about one of the places she and Prince William visited—the SOS Village—on their Royal tour of Pakistan. The Instagram included a slideshow of photos from their visit to the charity. 

See the post below. 

“The community at the SOS Village is built around family—and the best possible family you could imagine—where everyone comes together to nurture, love and protect the children in their care,” Kate captioned the post. “These vulnerable children, many who have come through traumatic circumstances, are nurtured in this caring environment and are able to form these quality relationships that they so desperately need to thrive.”

The couple made two visits to the charity, which provides homes and family structure to over 150 boys and girls in boarding houses. The first took place last Thursday, where they surprised guests to celebrate the birthdays of three children. However, after their plane had to make an unexpected stop in Lahore a few days later, the duchess requested another visit to the village. 

According to People, the second visit allowed the couple to go deeper into the stories of the children and those who completed the program. The royal couple also took the time to play an impromptu game of cricket, and were gifted friendship bracelets. 

Kate completed the Instagram post, by signing off with her name. “—Catherine” she wrote. 

We definitely need more personal Instagrams like these.