Kate Middleton releases her first ever live-recorded message for charity. Kate Middleton is putting her voice and status to very good use. She recently released her first live-recorded message in an effort to support Children's Hospice Week. The impeccably dressed Duchess of Cambridge carried out the broadcast to help raise funds for the charity named Together for Short Lives. The short video, posted on April 27th, depicts a very serious looking, but passionate, Middleton.