A teenage boy with acute leukaemia delayed having a blood transfusion so he could meet the Duchess of Cambridge during her visit in Malaysia.
Zakwan Anuar, 15, had "almost given up" after spending days sleeping crying in pain, but his face lit up when he saw the Duchess during her visit at Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpar, his mother told the Daily Telegraph.
His mother, Norizan Sulong, tearfully said: "It was as if the leukaemia had gone."
Anuar, who celebrated his birthday on September 11, talked to Catherine for around 15 minutes during her visit. She signed his birthday card, and told him he was "very, very brave", the report said.
The 15-year-old had postponed a badly-needed blood transfusion for 24 hours so he would not miss her visit.
Meanwhile, Catherine made her first speech on an overseas visit
She spoke of the importance of specialised medical care for seriously ill children.
Tea party to jungle trip
A tea party is on the cards for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they wrap up their two-day stint in Kuala Lumpur today.
It is the first time the royal couple have visited the Malaysian capital and they were welcomed by the King, His Majesty The Agong, at a glamorous dinner at the magnificent Istana Negara palace on Thursday night.
Rumours were circulating the Duchess might borrow one of the Queen's tiaras to complete her look for the event but she opted instead for a bracelet and earrings from Her Royal Highness's private collection.
The jewels set off her bespoke long cream evening gown by Alexander McQueen, featuring the Malaysian flower, hibiscus, in gold detail.
On their final day in the capital, the couple will attend a cultural event in Kuala Lumpur Park ahead of a lunch given by the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce.
It is then on to a Diamond Jubilee tea party hosted by the British High Commissioner and his wife at their official residence.
After jam and scones the pair will be off to the airport, arriving in Sabah, Malaysia, that afternoon.
The following morning Prince William and Catherine will travel by government helicopter to Danum Valley where they will explore the jungle for themselves and hopefully get up close and personal with some endangered orangutans.
The cracking pace is starting to take its toll on the royal couple.
"I'm tired. It's the jet lag that is hardest," the Duke told the Malaysian prime minister and his wife.