The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken publicly for the first time since she and Prince William married in April to tell of her shock at the humanitarian crisis in East Africa.
In what seemed to be a breaking of tradition, Catherine stood alongside her husband and said the video footage of the tragedy in East Africa had upset her.
"It's really just how shocking the situation still is," the duchess said, as she answered reporters' questions.
"It's been going for 100 days or so and it's really still ongoing, and a huge amount still has to happen with hundreds of children still malnourished at the moment. Hopefully, we can do as much as we can, really."
The royal couple was on a visit to a Unicef centre in Denmark to see how the charity was dealing with the logistics of its campaign.
They arranged the visit at short notice after becoming "very troubled" by the food and water shortages affecting 13 million people, half of them children.
The couple hoped the trip will raise awareness and encourage members of the public to donate and help the millions living in poverty and hunger.
The newlyweds were shown a huge warehouse which is the hub for the charity's aid convoys to the drought-stricken region where an estimated 320,000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition and are at imminent risk of death.
The duke praised Unicef's efforts to help the crisis.
"I think what impresses me the most is that there is just an incredible amount being done.
"Unicef are leading the way and they're doing a fantastic job and sadly there's still a lot more to do and that's why we're here today, to try our best to... get as many people as possible realising the truly horrendous situation that's going on in East Africa."
The region is close the couple's hearts. They have visited it a number of times and became engaged during a holiday to Kenya.
For Catherine, Unicef is the first charity she has become associated with since joining the royal family and she is still pondering hundreds of other requests for support.
The duke and duchess were joined by Crown Prince Frederick and Princess Mary of Denmark.
The glamorous couple is the Danish equivalent of Catherine and William, but 10 years their senior.
The four royals watched parcels of food and medical supplies being prepared for a flight to Nairobi.
The aircraft carrying the aid has been donated by British Airways.
Chief executive Keith Williams said: "The team at British Airways has launched a number of these flights in recent years to crisis-hit areas such as Haiti and Japan, so we're well practised in getting the aircraft and team out as soon as possible.
"We need to help keep a focus on the crisis in East Africa."
:: To donate to the East Africa Appeal, visit www.eastafricacrisis.org or, in the UK, text 'LIFE' to 70800 to make a £10 donation, or phone 0800 037 9797.