Valentine’s Day Visit to Liverpool for HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

I have been excited about today for the past couple of weeks; no, not because I expect chocolate hearts and flowers, but because I was looking forward to The Duchess of Cambridge’s solo visit to some charities in Liverpool, including the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and The Brink Bar, a non-alcoholic pub affiliated with HRH’s charity, Action on Addiction. This is a cute video of the Duchess trying a new smoothie created in her honor–appropriately called “The Duchess.” In the video she asks what the most popular smoothie is at The Brink Bar–“Before this one??” the staff asks. Haha, of course–I imagine everyone will want “The Duchess” smoothie. I also hereby resist any temptation to make a crude joke out of the situation, so don’t tempt me!

But didn’t she look lovely, as always?

Courtesy The Daily Mail

Sources describe the coat as “burgundy,” which is good, because otherwise I might have told HRH that she couldn’t mix brown and black! I’m sure she’d never do that, so I believe them when they say this is burgundy.

Next: On March 1st The Duchess of Cambridge will join HM The Queen and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall at the reopening of the Piccadilly Fortnum & Mason shop. The Queen will unveil a plaque and all three Royal ladies will have tea at Fortnum & Mason. On March 8th HRH will join The Queen and HRH Prince Philip in Leicester, which will launch the Diamond Jubilee Tour. As both of these events take place while Prince William is on duty in the Falklands, I think it is lovely that the Duchess is joining her in-laws on official engagements. She really has been embraced by the whole family!

Update: The wool coat she’s wearing, by British fashion house Hobbs, has sold out, just hours after she was pictured wearing it. And who says the monarchy doesn’t do anything for the British economy?!!?

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