Kate Middleton hit with tragedy after close friend’s untimely death

Kate Middleton on Wednesday was struck with tragic news about her close friend

and pregnancy guide, Christine Hill, passing away, reported Express UK.

It in understood that both Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William,

the Duke of Cambridge, will be saddened by the news, as Christine served as a big

part of their very first pregnancy with their eldest child, Prince George, the future King.

A spokesman for Christine, an obstetric physiotherapist, also confirmed the sad news, saying:

“She will be achingly missed. Her feisty, amusing, straightforward demeanour won her many friends.”

Kate reportedly took one-on-one antenatal classes with Christine in 2013 at her

home near the Thames in London, and Prince William also reportedly attended one such session with his wife.