Kate Middleton will spend Valentine's Day this year away from her husband, Prince William. Instead of a romantic night together, the Duchess of Cambridge will prioritize visiting the Royal Air Force cadets at Cambridgeshire base in England.
Cambridgeshire is only an hour and a half drive from Anmer Hall, the home of Kate Middleton and Prince William. The Duke could easily join the Duchess, or she could be back home easily for a lovely dinner.
Kate Middleton has been serving as the Royal Patron and Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadet Organization for roughly a year now according to a report by Vogue. She followed the footsteps of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who is the princess' grandfather-in-law and the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. This will be the duchess' third trip to the base in Cambridgeshire.
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As the Queen and Prince Philip advance in age, Kate Middleton and Prince William have started to take on more patronships as part of their royal functions. Contrary to rife rumours that the couple are on the verge of divorce, the Duke and Duchess will make London their primary residence this year.
"The week acts as an initial 'camp experience' for cadets who are in their first six months of membership. Her Royal Highness will join the cadets as they view a tutor aircraft, and participate in a personal development training session," the Kensington Palace said.
Kensington Palace has not released any official statement why the Duke will not be joining Kate Middleton. However, on Feb 12, Kate Middleton and Prince William are expected to attend the BAFTA Film Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall.