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Duchess of Gloucester cancels visit to Woodford Green hospice after husband ‘taken temporarily unwell’

PUBLISHED: 11:52 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 12:37 23 July 2013

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The Duchess of Gloucester has pulled out of a visit to a Woodford Green children’s hospice today, after the Duke of Gloucester was “taken temporarily unwell”.

Birgitte Eva is said to be “disappointed” to be unable to attend a tour of Haven House, in High Road, to mark the hospice’s tenth anniversary.

Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch, will be in attendance at the event alongside mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Felicity Banks.

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said: “The Duke of Gloucester has been taken temporarily unwell and in view of the situation The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester have been advised to cancel their engagements today.

“The Duchess is naturally disappointed not to be able to visit Haven House, and hopes to be able to rearrange a future visit in due course.”

Since 2003, the hospice have been supporting children with life-limiting illnesses and their families from across north and east London and west Essex.


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