The Duchess of Cambridge made good on her promise to a five-year-old girl named Mila Sneddon. Kate met with the young girl on Thursday at the Palace of Holyroodhouse wearing a pink dress like she sweetly promised Mila she would last autumn. “Hi Mila, look at you! I want to give you a big squeezy cuddle. It’s so nice to meet you in person,” the Duchess said.
“I love your dress. Can you give it a twirl? Wowzas!” the royal mom of three added. “And your shoes!”
The Duchess looked pretty in bubblegum pink wearing a color block silk shirt dress from ME+EM. Mila also wore her own adorable pink frock complete with a tiara for her in-person meeting with Kate.
In the week prior to lockdown last year, Mila’s family took the difficult decision to isolate in different households to protect Mila, who at this point was only 4 months into her chemotherapy journey for leukaemia.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 27, 2021
Today, Mila and her family visited the Palace of Holyroodhouse pic.twitter.com/YJ36Zwx1LE
Kensington Palace shared a photo of the Duchess and Mila on Twitter writing, “It was so lovely to host Mila in her beautiful pink dress for tea at the Palace of Holyroodhouse today #HoldStill2020.”
Kate spoke with Mila, one of the finalists from the Hold Still photography exhibition, last year about her photo. The image titled “Shielding Mila” showed Mila’s father Scott smiling at his daughter through a window while they were isolating apart because Mila was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The Duchess and Mila’s conversation was released earlier this month on the Cambridges’ YouTube channel. During their call, Mila asked the royal, “Do you have a costume?”
“I’m not wearing a princess costume right now, I’m afraid, Mila,” Kate replied. After learning that Mila’s favorite color is pink, the Duchess promised her, “I’ll have to make sure I go and try and find myself a pink dress.”
Prince William ’s wife continued, “Hopefully, when one day, hopefully, Mila, we’ll get to meet, and then I’ll remember to wear my pink dress for you.”