Kate is presented roses by Jaqson Johnston-Lynch
She may be spending her first Valentine’s Day as a newlywed alone, but Kate had no shortage of flowers, cards and yummy treats!
The Duchess of Cambridge was greeted by a host of admirers in the crowd today as she made her way around Liverpool for a tour of charities.
Her first stop was at Action on Addiction, an organization that assists alcohol and drug addicts with their recovery. She visited their alcohol-free bar, The Brink, where she was serenaded by a choir and sampled a specialty-drink – made with bananas, almonds, milk, honey and a dash of cream – in her honor.
Kate tours Alder Hey Children's Hospital
In keeping with her love of High Street fashion, Kate looked lovely in a chestnut brown single-breasted “Unlimited Celeste Flared Coat” by Hobbs with cuff straps and waistband belted detailing.
She paired the look over an all-black ensemble, wearing an Oasis “Polo Neck Dress” ($40 and now sold-out) with a gold belt, matching suede shoes and clutch. Although we noticed the coat was on sale for only $240 (in true Duchess-style); this morning it had already sold-out. There is, however, the similar sleeveless “Unlimited Celeste Midi Waist Coat Dress” ($117) that is still available in a few sizes.
Sweets for "the Sweet"
After visiting the recover center, Kate moved on to Alder Hey Children’s hospital where she met Aimee Haswell, a six-year-old victim of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a rare heart condition.
No doubt, the Duchess made Aimee’s day as she presented Kate with a bouquet of Valentine posies.
Kate was then introduced to families at the Ronald McDonald House, an organization that provides living accomodations to families of sick children being treated at the hospital.
When she was met by 10-year-old Ethan Harris, he presented her with a Valentine’s Day card he had made himself. The card – cut into a heart shape – had an original poem inside that read, “You’re smiley like the sun, you’re bright like a star, you’re light when it’s dark and I love your spark.”
We think it is wonderful of Kate to use this special day as a time to spread love to those represented by these amazing charities. Isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about?
Well done again, Duchess!