The Duchess of Cambridge accepting a gift
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Duchess of Cambridge visits Liverpool charities

14 February 2012 Last updated at 18:53 GMT

The Duchess of Cambridge has visited a children's hospital as part of her second public engagement without her husband, Prince William.

The Duke of Cambridge is on a six-week posting in the Falkland Islands.

The duke's tour, which is part of his role as an RAF search and rescue pilot, means the couple will spend their first Valentine's Day as a married couple more than 7,900 miles apart.

But despite being apart, Catherine revealed to one youngster that her husband had sent her flowers and a card.

Judith Moritz reports.