Heartbreaking story behind the little girl who melted Kate Middleton"s heart

Heartbreaking story behind the little girl who melted Kate Middleton"s heart

“My Mommy is in heaven with Diana”: The heartbreaking story behind the little girl who dreamed of meeting a princess… and melted Kate”s heart

2:06 AM on 9th July 2011

Six-year-old Diamond Marshall, who was chosen to present a bouquet of flowers to the Duchess of Cambridge, was so thrilled, she leaned in for a hug, much to Catherine

Dream come true: Six-year-old Diamond Marshall, who was chosen to present a bouquet of flowers to the Duchess of Cambridge, was so thrilled, she leaned in for a hug, much to Catherine”s delight

Diamond, pictured before her diagnosis, gave the Catherine a friendship bracelet

Token: Diamond, pictured before her diagnosis, gave the Catherine a friendship bracelet

Charmed: It was a rare moment of joy for the youngster, who is undergoing chemotherapy for a rare cancer

Emotional boost: Diamond, who is battling a rare cancer, has always dreamed of meeting a princess

Charmed: It was a rare moment of joy for the youngster, who is undergoing chemotherapy for a rare cancer Charmed: It was a rare moment of joy for the youngster, who is undergoing chemotherapy for a rare cancer

Battle: It was a moment of pure joy for the youngster, who is undergoing chemotherapy for a rare cancer

Family bond: Diamond with her father, Lyall, stepmother Danielle and little sister

Family support network: Diamond with her father, Lyall, stepmother Danielle and little sister Freya, 23 months

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Playing princess: Diamond, pictured before (left) and after she lost her hair, has just finished Kindergarten

Fresh hardship: Diamond

Fresh hardship: Diamond”s mother, Memory, died from cancer at the age of just 32, four years ago

UNDIFFERENTIATED SARCOMA

Source: cincinnatichildrens.org