With Prince William, Duke of Cambridge training in the Falkand Islands, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge forged ahead with royal life today (February 14th). Her Royal Highness visited The Brink, a non-alcoholic bar supported by Action On Addiction, as well as Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. These are two of the four charities that Catherine is a patron of, and those who eagerly awaited her visited were treated to smiles and kind greetings outside each engagement.
Wearing Hobbs’ Unlimited Celeste Flared Jacket (on sale) and the Lara merino wool sweater, Catherine accepted flowers and Valentine’s Day gifts from eager well-wishers. The Duchess hugged children and seemed genuinely thankful to receive so much love and support from the people of Liverpool.
Catherine stepped behind the bar at The Brink to watch a smoothie be made in her honor, aptly called “The Duchess.” Made of almonds, skimmed milk, a drop of honey, banana and a dash of cream, Catherine took a sip and seemed pleased with the blend. ”Amazing, well done,” she said with a smile.
“She said it was delicious. I didn’t think she would drink it,” Paula Carey told the Telegraph. “She was asking me how long I had worked here and if I was enjoying it. She made me feel relaxed and at ease because I was really nervous before.”
At Alder Hey, Catherine met with seven-year-old Aimee Haswell, who suffers from a rare heart condition. ”Aimee is really excited and is already rehearsing her curtsy,” her mom told the Telegraph. ”She couldn’t wait to get into school and tell everyone the exciting news!”
Watch the Telegraph‘s footage of Catherine’s visit to The Brink after the jump