Duchess Kate's mom, Carole Middleton, donates toys to local hospital during coronavirus pandemic

By Heather Cichowski

The Cambridge family has thrown their support behind front line workers during the coronavirus pandemic, and now Duchess Kate's mom, Carole Middleton, is giving back through her company, Party Pieces.

Over the weekend of April 25, Carole shared a photo of herself on Party Pieces's Instagram Stories that showed her dropping off toys and goody bags to the children's ward of a local hospital.

Carole wore an elegant blue-and-white printed dress and espadrilles. We last saw the mom of three in this dress at Wimbledon in 2019. Over the weekend, she was photographed holding the big box of toys as she took it out of the back of a car. Kate's mother had a big smile on her face.

"Happy to help @helpnhsheroes with some toys for the children's wards," the post read.

Photo: © Instagram/@partypieces via Instagram/@helpnhsheroes

Help NHS Heroes are pop-up stores at hospitals for NHS staff, which aim to support them as well as the United Kingdom. The website also says the organization's mission is "to provide easy access to essential groceries, so every key worker can live well every day."

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Party Pieces has also been helping people celebrate their milestones while the U.K. is in lockdown.

As of this writing, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine reports there have been more than 3 million cases of COVID-19 confirmed in 185 countries and regions. The U.K. has had more than 158,000 of those cases. The illness has killed more than 212,000 people worldwide, but more than 906,000 people have recovered from it so far.

Kate, Prince William, and their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, made a very special appearance on BBC One's The Big Night In special on April 23 to show their appreciation for health care workers during the coronavirus. The day also marked little Louis's second birthday!

Clap for carers! The Cambridges showed their support for front line workers as they cheered them on from their country residence in Norfolk, Anmer Hall. Photo: © Comic Relief/BBC Children in Need/Comic Relief via Getty Images

Viewers were also treated to a surprise sketch where the Duke of Cambridge tried his hand at comedy, alongside iconic comedian Stephen Fry. The funny man appeared as Lord Melchett from the iconic Blackadder series in the sketch. When he turned on his computer, William joined him on Zoom!

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