Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was in Liverpool today for her second-ever day of official appearances on her own. She started things off with a visit to the alcohol-free bar The Brink, where she sampled a honey and almond smoothie christened "The Duchess" in her honor. Kate was next off to the Alder Hey Children’s hospital, where she met with young patients in the oncology section. She watched as they made Valentine's cards, some of which featured pictures of the royal couple! Kate actually visited the facility last February as well with Prince William by her side. At the moment, however, William is across the Atlantic stationed in the Falklands. He's into his second week of a month-and-a-half-long deployment with a Royal Air Force search and rescue squad.
Kate's schedule isn't slowing down any time soon. Her next outing will be on Feb. 21 at the charity The Art Room, and the first week of March will see her attending events alongside her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth, and stepmother-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.