Duchess Kate in Valentine's Day visit to Liverpool

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The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at The Brink in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. The Duchess is visiting as Patron of Action on Addiction. The Brink is an alcohol-free bar in Liverpool, linked to Action on Addiction's SHARP recovery service in the city. The bar is a social enterprise run primarily to help people recovering from drink and drug addiction. (AP Photo/Mark Large, Pool)
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The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at The Brink in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. The Duchess …

LONDON (AP) — The former Kate Middleton is spending her first Valentine's Day as a married woman nearly 8,000 miles (13,000 kilometers) away from her husband.

The Duchess of Cambridge is carrying out a solo visit to the English port city of Liverpool to visit a charity devoted to helping recovering addicts. Her husband Prince William is currently deployed as a helicopter search-and-rescue pilot in the remote Falkland Islands.

But just because Kate was short a prince doesn't mean she was short a valentine.

Kate got a card and a bouquet of red roses from 8-year-old Jaqson Johnston-Lynch, whose mother works at the charity.

Jaqson told reporters he would tell Kate: "Happy Valentine's Day, your Royal Highness. I'm sorry Prince William can't be here."

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