How Kate Spent Valentine’s Without Prince William

The Duchess of Cambridge proudly disclosed the notoriously shy Prince’s romantic gesture as she carried out her first full day of public engagements without him. But far from pining for her husband, who is on a six-week tour of duty in the Falklands, the 30-year-old proved that she was more than capable of carrying out royal duties alone.

The Duchess, wrapped up in a chestnut brown woollen coat from Hobbs, was certainly not short of a little love as she arrived at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, where large crowds cheered, waving heart shaped balloons and Union flags. She beamed with delight as she gathered up armfuls of flowers, cards and gifts as hundreds wished her a happy Valentine’s Day, her first as a married woman.

Eight-year-old admirer Jaqson Johnston-Lynch took advantage of her husband’s absence by presenting her with a Valentine’s Day card, in which he had written: “Dear Kate, Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you, Jaqson” and a cupcake iced with the words “Jaqson loves Kate”.

He told her: “I am sorry Prince William cannot be here.”

Although her career as a working royal has barely begun, the Duchess proved her ability to connect with the wider public as she listened intently to the story of recovering alcoholic, Rachel Lyons.

“It just felt wonderful that the future Queen was sitting in front of me and I could tell her my story,” she said. “It seems she was really interested in what I had to say. It is amazing what she is doing for Action on Addiction. It is a great thing, and it saves lives. She is fabulous.”

Source: The Telegraph

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Duchess of Cambridge Reportedly Pregnant

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are reportedly expecting their first child. This news further escalated with Kate’s frequent stomach rubs and refusal to eat peanut paste. The future queen is “around six weeks pregnant,” In Touch magazine “confirmed” on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth II has been pressuring the royal couple to have a child immediately. At the start of their marriage, “it’s been made clear to William and Kate that having children should be their number-one priority,” the magazine’s source at the Buckingham Palace said. “Queen Elizabeth II, in particular, has been dropping so many hints about wanting a great-grandchild — an heir to the throne — that Kate feared she wouldn’t be able to face her without baby news.”

The magazine’s source also explained that the royal couple is already considering the preferred sex of the child, plans for a nursery, and even name choices. They want their child to be given traditional names, such as Edward, Philip, Michael, Alice, and Rose. Prince William, however, is “secretly” hoping for a daughter, and the 29-year-old Duchess agrees with him. [Read more…]