The news of how the Duchess of Cambridge plans to spend her Valentine’s day this year has been released – and she won’t be spending it with her husband, Prince William.
Kensington Palace have officially revealed the information that Catherine will spending the romantic day visiting an RAF base in Cambridgeshire to meet with the Air Cadets, and will be flying solo on the trip.
During the visit, Catherine will get the chance to try out a flight simulator, and will participate in a personal development training session with the cadets.
And it’s not the first time Catherine has spend the 14th February away from her husband. In recent years, all the younger members of the royal family, including Prince William and Prince Harry, have spent the day out on philanthropic engagements around the country, with the Duchess having spent 2014’s Valentine’s Day at a high school in Ealing.
The Duchess has recently taken over as Patron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, with the Duke of Edinburgh having handed over the role to her in December 2015. Prince Philip had been patron of the organisation for a staggering 63 years, but is following in the Queen’s lead to reduce his royal duties following his 95th birthday in June 2015.
The responsibility is Catherine’s first military-based appointment, but is one already close to her heart, due to the Duke of Cambridge’s role as an air ambulance pilot with the RAF.
The Duchess has previously visited the RAF, taking a trip there a year ago in February 2016, to celebrate the Air Cadets 75th anniversary.