The Royals

Kate Middleton: A Princess On Her Own

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


With Prince William away on a six-week military mission, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, does some heavy digging at a ceremonial tree planting for the opening of the East Anglia Children's Hospice at the Treehouse center in Ipswich, outside London, on March 19. "What you have all achieved is extraordinary," the new royal said during her first public speech as a duchess.