Kate Middleton’s first Valentine’s Day spent as a married person might make the royal think that all the romance has gone out of her life. Kate soldiered on with her new solo royal duties while Prince William is on a six-week assignment with the Royal Air Force in the Falkland Islands almost 8000 miles away.
The Duchess of Cambridge was in Liverpool for Valentine’s Day on a solo tour of some of the city’s charities including a hospital providing care for more than 200,000 children each year. Kate also visited an alcohol-free bar, The Brink, run by the Action on Addiction charity, of which she is patron.
The only man who gave Kate a Valentine’s gifts himself was eight-year-old Jaqson Johnston-Lynch, the son of a charity worker who runs The Brink.
Jaqson presented Kate with roses, a cupcake and a card, and told the Duchess he was sorry Prince William could not be with her on Valentine’s Day.
Speaking shortly before Kate’s arrival, he said: “I have wrote in the card, ‘Dear Kate, Happy Valentine’s Day, I love you, from Jaqson. I’m going to say, ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, your Royal Highness. I’m sorry Prince William can’t be here.’”
Kate replied: “Do you know where he is, Jaqson? He’s in the Falklands but he’s sent me a card this morning.”
Prince William did find time to make sure he sent his wife a bouquet of flowers and a card. No word yet as to what the card had to say. Perhaps the royal life is not all that Kate has hoped it would be as she learns that personal wants and needs must take second place to royal responsibilities.
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