The Royals

Kate Middleton: A Princess On Her Own

See how the Duchess of Cambridge is stepping out solo into the royal spotlight


A perpetual crowd pleaser, Kate is greeted by giddy schoolchildren waving British union flags during a Feb. 21 visit to the Art Room facility at Rose Hill Primary School, located in an economically disadvantaged section of Oxford. "She is an independent, highly-intelligent young woman who wants to make a difference," says Art Room's founder-director Juli Beattie.