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Valentine's Day with Kate in Liverpool

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day with Kate

With William away in the Falklands, Kate was in Liverpool today to highlight a few of her charities. Kate started the day with her Action on Addiction by visiting an alcohol free bar linked to the charity where she tasted a smoothie made in her honor.

After her treat she moved on to Alder Hey Children's Hospital and then to the Ronald McDonald House.  Kate spent loads of time visiting the children, as well as giving plenty of attention to the kids who had gathered for the walkabouts.

Kate was wearing a lovely Hobbs coat--a High Street chain, and an Oasis sweater dress underneath.  I love how she classically pairs black with brown. Such a great combo when pulled off correctly.  Something about these cold early months of the year are so different from the early months of winter at the end of the old year.  Every season is so distinctive and when I saw these great shots of Kate today I couldn't help but remember those moths before the wedding when she was touring the UK with William.  Today reminded me lightly of their trip to Anglesey.  Such a very exciting... amazing to see how things have changed in just a year.

The most memorable pictures from the North American tour were those in which Kate was interacting with children.  Who can forget the heart-melting Diamond Marshall embracing the Duchess on the tarmac, or the adorable little blond boy holding onto his flowers when William greeted him so he could present the bouquet to Kate?  She seems to be in her element with children and they in turn clearly idolize her.  One of the best shots of the day is the one below and Kate does not even physically appear in it, the sentiment carries it all:

Kate Middleton is now a princess, and they love her. I think we can all share that feeling.

There were too many charming pictures to choose from, it really was an overwhelming day.  Kate spent much more than the allotted time on her walkabouts and even joked she would get in trouble for the overtime, but her many young admirers loved it.  Here two little girls get their chance to hug a princess.

Ultimately, it seems Kate has her priorities straight, returning to the people who love her so much some of her time and attention--the loyal public that cares about her and keeps her family relevant in the modern era.  Well done, Kate.

Can you find Kate?  Just look where all the lenses are pointed:

Kate said she had received flowers and a Valentine from William earlier in the day.  We will be seeing the Duchess again next week and then in early March as well.  Plenty more to come.  Until then, Happy, happy Valentine's Day to you all!


  1. i really love these pictures, she is flawless! so beautiful, in every sense of the word! :)

  2. I'm from Brazil and I just found your blog weeks ago. So lovely to see the Duchess with kids!!!!She's a very special person!!Love her!!!!

  3. Great blog. I just love all these pictures of the beautiful Duchess. She has such grace. The duchess look's stunning in everything she wears. The best pictures are when she is with the children. She will make a wonderful & loving mother one day. Let's hope it is soon.

  4. She is lovely, in every sense. :)
    Dara and Pauline, so glad you enjoy the blog. Thank you for reading and for your positive feedback. Always appreciated. :)


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